Just read a deadlifting article....have a question

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by BAS_FAN, Jun 24, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BAS_FAN

    BAS_FAN Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,677
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Around the World
    I just read this article on T-Nation and although it was things i already knew, i have a question about the 3rd point:


    The 4 Laws of Safe Deadlifting

    1) Never, ever, let the lower back round at any time during the movement. The lower back should be arched to minimize injury risk and maximize force transfer between the upper and lower body.

    2) Think 'beach position.' You know, when you strut your stuff on the beach to impress others. Shoulders are pulled back, chest held high, abs tight. That's how you should perform a deadlift!

    3) Do not use a mixed grip (one hand supinated, one hand pronated). When you're lifting for record weights, you don't have much choice. When you're deadlifting to improve your body, you want to avoid any chance of creating imbalances.

    4) Don't hyperextend the neck. You shouldn't be looking down, but hyperextending the neck is no better because it can cause neck injuries. Try to keep the spine neutral, or slightly extended, at the neck.


    I personally never use deadlifts as an esthetic exersize. I never lift for more than 6 reps on deadlifts. I always use a staggered grip so am i really creating imbalances? I personally think think that since the arms are pretty much only used for holding the bar on a pull, they shouldnt create any significant imblances. I cant use hook grips with the weight i pull so the only option would be strapping up...but i dont want to weaken my grip (or look like an idiot)
    Any comments?
     
  2. BAS_FAN

    BAS_FAN Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,677
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Around the World
    ps. im adding this pic because it looks amazing!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Are you pulling > 600lbs? If not hook grip will work.

    Would you mind linking to the article?
     
  4. DrBdan

    DrBdan Something clever

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    12,131
    Likes Received:
    985
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
  5. Chaos Mitten**

    Chaos Mitten** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Klugschei├čerburg
    Suggestions:

    Alternate your grip (pronated/supinated vs. supinated/pronated) every other set.

    Don't go to T-Nation articles for lifting advice.
     
  6. B3rserk3R

    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Whale's Vagina
    A lot of their new stuff is questionable, but there's a lot of good stuff in the archives.

    OT: Bas where'd you get your avatar?
     
  7. BAS_FAN

    BAS_FAN Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,677
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Around the World
    ah, i read that previous thread and i do have some back issues. Im gunna try lowering the weight SLIGHTLY and try hook grips for a bit...build up my grip and then only use OU for max attempts......but i cant switch grip to OU on the opposite hands....it just doesnt do it for me.


    as for my avatar, people love it!....if you want, i can link you to the website (if i can find it again)


    and as for T-nation being crap?....i disagree. Honestly, dont just say something is crap because people on this site sy it is and you wanna follow the crowd....there are SO MANY followers on this site...its sad.
    T-nation has awesome writiers and great articles. if you dont agree, read eric cresseys article on different uses for the smith machine and watch your hip mobility go through the roof!
     
  8. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    11,115
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Playin poker with my sister's kids
    For every good article on T-nation, there's a dozen piles of shit.
     
  9. w0cyru01

    w0cyru01 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville
    T-nation can be good

    I typically use double OH grip until I can no longer hold the bar then I switch to O/U and I try to switch hands as well (typically within a set of 5)
     
  10. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bacon is a follower.

    As for the AV comment:

    I enjoy the female form as much as the next guy, but I fail to see the logic in allowing a still shot from a porno as an AV on a non-adult site. Bas_Fan has had that as his av for a long time and apparently it complies with the rules, but I can't understand how. The same can be said for SixTwoSix's av. He's a fucking moron though and will be banned before long.

    Anyway, it's just my opinion.
     
  11. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    11,115
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Playin poker with my sister's kids
    What he said.
     
  12. Barut

    Barut Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Haha.
     
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,035
    Likes Received:
    435
    Location:
    New York City
    An article where 50% of the advice is wrong. Not good.
     
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,035
    Likes Received:
    435
    Location:
    New York City
    I give BAS_FAN's av 4 out of 5 boners.
     
  15. Old Man

    Old Man Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,035
    Likes Received:
    435
    Location:
    New York City
    I read T-Nation sometimes. However, there are plenty of crappy articles. Like the recent one where the author did push-ups all day long, and then claimed he might have put on 5 pounds of muscle in one day from it. That was a steaming dump of an article.
     
  16. BAS_FAN

    BAS_FAN Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,677
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Around the World
    ok, i agree with that one. No idea why they allowed that. BUT in the articles defence and if you read it correctly, he didnt actually say it would add 5lbs of muscle.
    As for the av comments?......you guys need to stop being gay
     
  17. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    11,115
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Playin poker with my sister's kids
    Can we at least be bi like the women in your av?
     
  18. grrthetree

    grrthetree Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,421
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Lol i like the av, that counts.
     
  19. B3rserk3R

    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Whale's Vagina
    Kind of assuming here aren't you?
     
  20. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    11,115
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Playin poker with my sister's kids
    All women are bi. Says so in the Koran.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.