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4 Persistent Deadlift Myths That Are Holding You Back

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4 Persistent Deadlift Myths That Are Holding You Back 4 Persistent Deadlift Myths That Are Holding You Back

4 Persistent Deadlift Myths That Are Holding You Back






Deadlifts are perhaps one of the best exercise you can do, not matter your age, size, or fitness level, and it pains me every time I hear someone say they don?t like to deadlift. It?s like they just said they don?t like kittens. Kittens! Admittedly, I like kittens more than I like deadlifts, but deadlifts are a close second.
Some people don?t like deadlifts because they feel like they can?t get into a comfortable position. For some, it?s the grip that keeps them from enjoying and benefiting from this powerhouse movement. Some don?t like deadlifts because they?re sure they?re going to hurt themselves, and for others, the idea that deadlifts are simply not for ?someone like them? keeps them away.
Let?s look at some of those common reasons why people don?t like to deadlift. If you?re not loving deadlifting for any of these reasons, you might feel differently by the time you finish reading.
Myth #1: In order to get any benefit from deadlifting you must pull from the floor.
This might be my favorite topic when it comes to deadlifts. I’ve written about it, talked about it, and even drawn stick figure diagrams about it. In some circles, pulling from the floor is not only the gold standard, it is the only standard. The problem is that this concept is entirely based on the idea that it must be done this way simply “because that’s the way it’s done.”
For those who are new to deadlifts, “from the floor” refers to setting up with Olympic dimension weight plates on either end of the bar. In most gyms this means you set up with at least a 45-pound plate on each end of the bar, which means the bar is always setup at the same distance from the floor (8.75 inches). Some gyms also have bumper plates, which are plates designed for Olympic lifting. Bumper plates all have the same diameter regardless of weight, unlike traditional weight plates, for which the lighter a plate is, the smaller it is.

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The truth is that “from the floor” is a setup designed for Olympic lifters to prevent them getting their head bashed in if they miss a clean and jerk or a snatch. I think we can all agree this is a great design feature for Olympic lifters, as nobody wants to see a broken skull in the gym. But does it hold any relevance for the deadlift" You’d have to be doing something really wrong to put yourself at risk of getting your skull crushed while deadlifting, so from that perspective, it’s not relevant.
Does it matter, though" Why should you care if “from the floor” is based on another exercise" You should care because you have unique d...


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Fecha de publicación: 08-06-2017 21:42
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