different between sl deadlift &rdl

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  1. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    whats the difference between romanian deadlifts and stiff-legged deadlifts?
     
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    Stiff-legged dl's are performed with legs kept completely straight (so as to give the hamstrings a maximum possible stretch). When doing a romanian dl, legs are bent when lowering the bar, but you're not actually squatting down as with a conventional deadlift. Does that make sense?
     
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    yeh , got it . thanks bro . how far down do u go ? till ur back is 90 degrees?
     
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    just before the bar touches the ground


    also I think this will clear up the difference between the two:

    romanian
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    none of the pics demonstrates a proper RDL!!!

    RDL gives better stretch in the hamstring, check out pics in the stickis (exercise list)!
     
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    The block is uneccessary, but the lift is started from a pre-loaded position.
     
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    thanks dood , good description.
     
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    I've seen the same movement called "dimmel deadlifts" before. Is it the same thing Carnal?
     
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    No, a dimmel dead involves less ROM, is more explosive (thus lighter weights) and done for higher reps.
     

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