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Old 05-01-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

Why is it that I 'feel' it in my hamstrings then?
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:37 PM   #12
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

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Why is it that I 'feel' it in my hamstrings then?
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Deadlifts work the body. Everything but chest.
If you have a weak link in the chain, that is where you will feel the most stress. Fortunately, just doing the movement will help correct imbalances.

But, concerning the OP's question, who really cares? It's time to get past the notion of lifting to strengthen individual muscle groups. The reason you deadlift is so you can pick heavy **** off the ground.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #13
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

I very rarely see my athletes fail a deadlift due to a lack of leg strength - the limiting factor is usually their ability to stabilize the midline through the pull. The deadlift is undoubtedly a potent developer of the entire posterior chain, but I'd say it does a more effective job on the back than it does on the hamstrings or glutes.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #14
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

Deadlift is a HIP movement.

No complete, but you get the jist:


Back: spinal erctors are primary stability, used statically

Legs: Hamstrings- primary mover 2nd half of lift, stabilizer for hip/hip angle 1st half of lift

Glutes- secondary mover, anchor for hamstrings

Quads- Primary mover for 1st half of lift, stabilizer for knees and timing for knee extension in second half

Abs: Used to stabilize midline and work in conjunction with spinal erectors
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:22 PM   #15
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

WHY on EARTH are you filling out a survey asking about isolating muscle groups in exercise?
Have you learned nothing about Functional Movement?

Deadlift is a Functional Movement used in Every Day life. By deadlifting heavy you train your body to not suck at life.

Period.

(muscle groups?.... really!)
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:36 AM   #16
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

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WHY on EARTH are you filling out a survey asking about isolating muscle groups in exercise?
Have you learned nothing about Functional Movement?

Deadlift is a Functional Movement used in Every Day life. By deadlifting heavy you train your body to not suck at life.

Period.

(muscle groups?.... really!)
I wasn't filling it out...just looking at it. It was a survey about motorcycle racers' fitness regiments and I just wanted to see what this person's preconceptions were. As I suspected, most of the survey was focused around machine-based exercises...not really my cup of tea. It's kind of hard to answer a survey about how many days a week I work (specific muscle group) when crossfit works so many of them every day. It was really like trying to compare apples and oranges.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:29 AM   #17
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

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Deadlifts work the body. Everything but chest.
+1. And more so, it seems like, the heavier they get.

FWIW, I find my DL is stronger, more consistent and less likely to cause lower back flares when I recruit my hamstrings, glutes, quads and lower back fairly equally.

I get into trouble when I focus too much on one versus the others.

I will also say that regular DL'ing seems to really strengthen my glutes and hamstrings in particular. Just sayin'.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:52 PM   #18
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

apples and oranges is right.
The thought paradigm behind that thinking is just not relevant to human performance, including moto-racing.
A better question would be "What exercises do you feel have the best crossover in terms of strength, stamina, balance, accuracy, etc. for your sport?"
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

Ian Nigh: get off your high horse and calm down.
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Re: Deadlifts: Legs or back?

whatever dude
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