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by Matt Z
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Any tips on grip? :wink:" - Khronos8 I've had good results using static barbell holds. Just set up a heavy barbell a few inches below lockout. Then lift it off the pins/hooks and hold it for a slow ten count. Repeat 3 or 4 times with increasingly heavy loading. I usually do these at the end of my w...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Gym Rats Actually, you are in the majority with the gym rats. That because the only education (good and bad) they obtain is what is handed down from one rat to another. As the saying goes, "If you scream something loud enough and long enough people believe it." The majority of people are just to la...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 440608

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout C (01/28/15) Barbell Front Squat 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 205 lbs for 05 reps 3) 255 lbs for 05 reps 4) 255 lbs for 05 reps 5) 255 lbs for 05 reps Romanian Deadlift 1) 225 lbs for 08 reps 2) 315 lbs for 05 reps 3) 365 lbs for 05 reps 4) 385 lbs for 05 reps 5) 395 lbs for 05 reps Barbell Ho...
by Matt Z
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

I only deadlift about once a month. The rest of the time I do either Romanian Deadlifts or Good Mornings, plus High Pulls.
by Matt Z
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 440608

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout B (01/26/15) Barbell Bench Press 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 225 lbs for 08 reps 3) 275 lbs for 05 reps 4) 295 lbs for 03 reps 5) 315 lbs for 03 reps 6) 325 lbs for 03 reps Bent-over Row 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 225 lbs for 08 reps 3) 315 lbs for 05 reps 4) 345 lbs for 03 reps 5) 365 lbs for...
by Matt Z
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

I don't dispute that the erectors are working hard in a conventional deadlift, or that they're often the weak link in the lift. I just don't see how they're doing most of the work, since spinal extension is minimal, while the hips move through a much larger ROM.
by Matt Z
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

The 5th link didn't work. "Maintain whatever spinal position is chosen and not allow the position to buckle." - Bret Contreras Again, while allowing for round-back deadlifting, the article warns against excessive spine movement. "Now what? If you're stronger when deadlifting with a neutral spine, th...
by Matt Z
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

The 3rd link didn't work for me. The 4th argues in favor of some rounding, although it cautions lifters to limit spinal movement by maintaining roughly the same posture throughout. Also, it seems to be written mainly for tall lifters with long limbs. I'm short with short limbs and a proportionally l...
by Matt Z
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Deadlifts involve concentric action (shortening) of the erectors. Disagree? Have a lifter get into deadlift position with a bar at normal deadlift height (8 inches). Take a tape measure and put it at the bottom of the sacrum (the beginning of the thoracolumbar aponeurosis, where the erectors origin...
by Matt Z
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 440608

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout D (01/22/15) Barbell Military Press 1) _95 lbs for 12 reps 2) 185 lbs for 05 reps 3) 195 lbs for 05 reps 4) 205 lbs for 05 reps 5) 215 lbs for 05 reps Dumbbell Snatch 1) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. 2) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. 3) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. Overhand Pull-up 1) 08 reps 2) 08 reps 3) 0...
by Matt Z
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

My point is that conventional deadlifts are a hip-dominant movement, not a spine-dominant movement. Most of the ROM comes from the hips, with some knee extension and minimal spine movement. ... Therefore, I'm having a hard time understanding how the erectors are moving the weight rather than merely ...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 440608

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout C (01/19/15) Barbell Front Squat 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 225 lbs for 05 reps 3) 275 lbs for 02 reps 4) 285 lbs for 02 reps 5) 295 lbs for 02 reps 6) 300 lbs for 02 reps Barbell Deadlift 1) 225 lbs for 05 reps 2) 315 lbs for 03 reps 3) 385 lbs for 02 reps 4) 435 lbs for 02 reps 5) 455 lbs ...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 440608

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout D (01/12/15) Barbell Military Press 1) _95 lbs for 12 reps 2) 185 lbs for 03 reps 3) 205 lbs for 01 reps 4) 225 lbs for 01 reps 5) 235 lbs for 01 reps 6) 245 lbs for 01 reps Dumbbell Snatch 1) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. 2) 100 lbs for 02 reps ea. 3) 110 lbs for 02 reps ea. Rear Deltoid Row 1) ...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

PS) I try to pull in one smooth motion and don't fully straighten my knees until after the bar clears them, at which point I aggressively drive my hips forward. Therefore pushing away from the floor doesn't make much sense to me either. Also, I'm much stronger above the knees than I am below. I don'...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17583

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Conventional Deadlift The muscle firing sequence is: Back-Leg-Back. "...the initial drive is done primarily by the back (erector spinae) and not the legs. If the athlete tries to move the weight using their legs instead of their back the result is a premature straightening of the legs and an unwant...