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Old 05-17-2007, 02:02 AM   #1
Melvin Alegre
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Guys, I need help on this:
Is it ok to do knees to elbows or weighted sit ups (while holding a 50-lb. plate or heavier) after doing heavy sets of deadlift or squats? I am concerned on how doing so would negatively affect the lower back.
Thanks for your advice.
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
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I have w/ no problems but I'm not you. My body isn't the same as yours.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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I don't see why not. Knees to elbows or weighted sit ups will work abdominal and hip flexors. Neither of these muscles group will have been worked heavily by squats or DL. They will of course been involved in a stabilisation role and heavy lifts do activate the deep core muscles very well. With any exercise work in slowly and progressively and maintain good form. I do abdominal work as part of my warmup usually.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:48 AM   #4
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Better than doing them before DLs! See how you respond, you should not have too much lower back involvement in your Dl session, besides bracing.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:53 AM   #5
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I think it depends on the person.

Situps following lower back work (same workout or done the next day) does seem to aggravate my lower back. This has happened several times.

I just move them to another day and the problem seems to be solved.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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larry and ger are 100% spot on. unless you are doing your kte and weighted sit ups with a lot of back arching going on, you should do fine.

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Old 05-17-2007, 04:33 PM   #7
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Better than doing them before DLs! See how you respond, you should not have too much lower back involvement in your Dl session, besides bracing.

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:54 AM   #8
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I did this WOD from the archives today and didn't have any problems. I wasn't doing anything near max weights (because it seems like dumbell deadlifts are harder), but I didn't experience any back pain... Just frustration because I've never "slowly" done toes to bar.

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-archives/...ine010211.html
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