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Old 12-23-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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Due to a back problem I'm unable to do deadlifts. Anyone have a good substitute exercise and rep scheme?
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:53 AM   #2
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Trap Bar deadlifts. If theres no trap bar, try Dumbell deadlifts.

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Old 12-23-2003, 08:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. Can someone explain the rep scheme for the deadlifts on the 25th?
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Old 12-23-2003, 09:09 AM   #4
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Chris,

I interpret the rep scheme as meaning: do a set of 3 reps, rest as needed, another set of 3, rest as needed, continuing through with the following five sets, each of a single rep, resting as needed between sets. (The WOD reads "work at a slow pace", which means for me several minutes of rest between sets.)

Furthermore, I try to increase the weight used every set. You'll see that davidjwood, who's posted a comment on the 25th WOD, has taken the same approach, starting at 225 and working up from there. Needless to say, I don't use anything like that kind of weight. :-)

Hope this helps. Oh, and remember to warm up!

Merry Xmas.
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Old 12-23-2003, 09:09 AM   #5
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Seven sets total: first two sets are 3 reps, and the last 5 are 1 rep.

Damn, its too bad my gym is closed on Christmas. I guess I'll be making a trampoline WOD. TABATA backflips!

Cheers and merry christmas

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Old 12-23-2003, 09:23 AM   #6
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Tabata backflips? Cool. Those on off cycles will make ya dizzy real quick though.

Let me know if you are able to stay on the trampoline for the entire 4 minutes. Heh.

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Old 12-26-2003, 06:54 AM   #7
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Chris,
I have had similar back problems with the deadlifts. These are my recommendations:
1. try the Sumo style rather than the conventional. You yank less with your back and more with your legs.
2. If that doesn't work try the Partial DL. Experiment with the grip. I have found the wide grip good for me. Pull from around knee height.
Hope this helps.
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:31 AM   #8
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Yehoshua-

Good advice and welcome to CrossFit!
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