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Old 06-22-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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need article to defend deadlifts

Guys I need some help here. I have a Physical Therapist that I have been argueing (jokingly argueing) about the safety of deadlifts. She is totaly against deadlifts and squats. I know I have seen an article and a good video defending deadlifts. But I cant find it. does anyone know where I can find one?

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

Get a new physical therapist. Even if you win the argument, someone with that attitude simply won't be able to address your needs as an athlete.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

Start with simple logic...

What's the proper way to pick up a 50lb sack of cement from the floor?
How do you get on & off the toilet?
How do you lift wheelbarrow handles to move it?
What's the right way to pick up your kid?

Deadlift & squat are very functional movements...if you're doing it in real life, shouldn't you be training it?
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

lol. ok I should have explained more. It is a PT who I work with. I am a trainer at a health club/PT clinic. So, I am not seeing her myself.. Although she said she will be treating me in 10 years after I have surgery on my back from deadlifting!

I know how to defend it with functional movements, stabalizing the spine, squating to sit on the toilet, get out of bed..... I just need an article to show if that it is not just coming from me.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

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Get a new physical therapist. Even if you win the argument, someone with that attitude simply won't be able to address your needs as an athlete.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #6
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

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Start with simple logic...

What's the proper way to pick up a 50lb sack of cement from the floor?
How do you get on & off the toilet?
How do you lift wheelbarrow handles to move it?
What's the right way to pick up your kid?

Deadlift & squat are very functional movements...if you're doing it in real life, shouldn't you be training it?
I haven't bent below the waist in 6 years. Your physical therapist sounds smart.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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lol. ok I should have explained more. It is a PT who I work with. I am a trainer at a health club/PT clinic. So, I am not seeing her myself.. Although she said she will be treating me in 10 years after I have surgery on my back from deadlifting!

I know how to defend it with functional movements, stabalizing the spine, squating to sit on the toilet, get out of bed..... I just need an article to show if that it is not just coming from me.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

So all of her clients with back/knee issues must have a lot of experience squatting and deadlifting... and all her overweight clients must not be eating enough processed carbs and vegetable oils and way too much fresh veggies, fruit and meat...

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Re: need article to defend deadlifts

Man did I open up a can here! lol.

So, does anyone have an article?
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:47 AM   #10
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Man did I open up a can here! lol.

So, does anyone have an article?
Nothing that would be of any use. I'm sure it won't do any good if it's not some fancy peer reviewed, double blind lab study of some kind.

Sometimes you just can't win, and it certainly isn't worth the fight.
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