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Reverse deadlift

Post by toby123 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:19 pm

What do reverse DLs do that ordinary DLs don't?

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Post by Oniw17 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:32 am

Is that pretty much the same as a hack squat?

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Post by toby123 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:29 pm

Yes.

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Qua ... Squat.html

What are the benefits of this as opposed to other types of squats/deadlifts?

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Post by TimD » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:11 pm

1. For the squat. It allows targeting of the quadriceps without requirng a squat rack and positioning the bar on the shoulders. Te Jefferson lift is much the same. Just do a search on that one. Keeps a lot of pressure off the low back as well.
2. Deadlift. Same as the last point in number 1. Places the weight more directly spraad between quads/hips/hams without putting a lot of stress on the lower back. A belt squat (search on that one as well) probabl does this even better, but requires special apparatii.
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Post by pdellorto » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:46 pm

TimD wrote:A belt squat (search on that one as well) probabl does this even better, but requires special apparatii.
Actually, EXRX has the bench-and-belt version of the squat:

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Qua ... Squat.html

I've also seen that described in Hardgainer magazine and in Stuart McRobert's Insider's Tell-All Encyclopedia...(etc.) done with a ball. You put a ball against a wall and roll down the wall. This allows for a more upright stance.

Both are harder than having an actual belt squat machine, but it's way cheaper to find a place to stand and get a belt.

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Post by bob » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:56 am

I suppose if you didn't have a weight belt, you could hold a dumbbell (goblet squat?) or a barbell plate whilst you squatted.Sometimes i hold a plate or dumbell with locked out arms and squat to hit the abs a little harder. After about 10 reps or so, my abs are burning!

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