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Old 03-02-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
Stuart Proudlock
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Hi All,

Using a sand bag how do you keep good form in deadlifts?

I have tried it with my feet splayed and feel my knee kicking out on one side.

Should I do feet parallel and drag the bag up my shins and knees?

Many thanks

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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It depends on what you want to achieve. You can go sumo style and hit the glutes, quads and adductors more. Or, you can go legs closer together and hit the hammies and back. Either way, make sure to use good technique and stay tight.

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Old 03-03-2006, 01:27 AM   #3
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Well, I could do DL (with barbell) with about 110 kg without any back problems however multiple reps with 40 kg sandbag give me pain in my lumbar area.
Movement is somehow different, I have to grap very low (in contrast with bb) so may be my back is slightly rounded.
For me, good form is difficult, ie. when I do not want to do rounded back DL.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for the comments.

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Old 03-03-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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Stuart,
There are several variations you can use. It your bag is flat and semi-rectangular you could stand it on edge and grab the corners and drag it up your shins. This would be pretty deadlift-ish (?!??). If it's round or long and narrow or otherwise awkward you'll probably be doing a round-back lift of the stone and odd object variety. This is not a deadlift per se but certainly fills the "functional" criteria of a CF movement. I think any of these are great, just be aware of your body position (read: form), start out well within your limits to avoid injury and have fun.
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:08 AM   #6
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Thanks Tony,

I have reduced the weight and have been working on form with my feet parallel. Have noticed that using the sand bag is also improving my grip strength.

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