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Old 11-25-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Is it true that kettlebell swings improves your deadlift?
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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come on Jason give me more than that. Don't be a tease. You just want me to beg.

OK... Please!
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:09 PM   #4
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Bobby,
anything that will strengthen your posterior chain will help your deadlift..

Squats will also help your deadlift.
Good Mornings will help your deadlift.
Back Extensions will help your deadlift.
Kettlebell Swings will help your deadlift.

Deadlifting will aslo help your deadlift.

But its got to be heavy, its got to make your back and legs stronger and its got to work them in coordination. This is very old school stuff here but good info none the less.

If you are going to work swings for strength make them heavy but make them pristine in form, if you don't know what that means go to a good Kettlebell coach to have them teach you. Once you have your form perfect start using heavier bells, but not until you do so...

Poor Swing technique could make your deadlifts worse, because you can mess yourself up pretty well.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:39 AM   #5
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I would venture that speed strength, explosive strength, strength endurance and gpp are the big carry-overs to increased performance via swings to deadlift...not necessarily absolute strength.

Research Louie Simmons, he has been employing these methods for years to increase his lifters 1-rep max performance.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:50 AM   #6
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There is actually a no deadlift deadlift program. Guys have put a hundred pounds on their deadlift without actually doing deadlifts, just good mornings, hypers, etc. There are actually powerlifters that won't ever do a deadlift off the floor until the day of a competiton

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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This is amazing information. I have been unable to deadlift because I don't have access to a gym. However I do have dumbbells and I have noticed that dumbbell swings and upright rows have increased my ability to scoop people up easily.
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:00 PM   #8
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Jerry has it.There are numerous instances where already big deadlifts have gone up by including Swings.

I think that the WSB guys use Swings for recovery also, as they do sled work.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:26 PM   #9
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Don't forget about sled dragging. IMHO, one of the best exercises.
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