Thread: Your Back and Weightlifting
2/20/2005 4:22am, #11
Honestly? There shouldn't be much hamstring work in stiff leg DLs or Romanian DLs. Your hamstrings get involved when you do the lift improperly. When done properly, you'll get a lot of work for one of the most overlooked muscle groups, yet one of the most important - your glutes.
2/20/2005 11:27am, #12
Hmm, I always felt it in my hamstrings, I keep my feet about shoulder width apart. I'm going to have to recheck my posture. Thks TBM (Of course You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to TaeBo_Master again., I rep you too much lol)
2/20/2005 1:23pm, #13
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
Tom- I labor for stone masons
Thai Ken- I haven't ever used weight belts but for bent over barbell rows and deadlifts, which i haven't been doing for a while.
Tae Bo master- You shun those two excercises on account of their not being good for the lower back or other reasons? As to rows, I've usually done my rows with dumbells, just because they feel better, but this program has both. I think i might sub in the romanian DLs, they seem a little better. Maybe just go really really light with the good mornings- or maybe keep the romanian dl posture on them? I'm going to run all my thoughts on this by him. I hate to harass someone who knows more than me and tell them i think they're wrong, and I hate to try to rearrange a program someone was kind enough to write out for me, but it is my back and i would rather spend the rest of my days building things than propping up a cash register somewhere.
2/20/2005 1:28pm, #14Originally Posted by Timbo
2/20/2005 6:17pm, #15
No belt. Learn to activate your internal core muscles to provide yourself with a sort of natural weight belt.
The reason I don't recommend good mornings is twofold.
a) They have a very high risk of injury compared to other back exercises. If you're a Bruce Lee nutrider, good mornings are the back exercise that put him out for a few weeks. Otherwise, just trust me.
b) They're not functional, at all. How often during your day are you standing totally straight legged, bent over at the waist, trying to lift weight on your shoulders?
2/20/2005 6:20pm, #16Originally Posted by Mr_Mantis
2/20/2005 6:34pm, #17
Aren't most muscles internal? Is there an external one?"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.
2/20/2005 8:31pm, #18
I mean internal in relation to other muscles. Like, the diaphragm, transversus abdominis, and internal obliques are internal in relation to the rectus abdominis and external obliques.
2/20/2005 9:00pm, #19Originally Posted by TaeBo_Master
So you think I should toss aside the belt for the bent over rows and SLDL?
2/20/2005 9:26pm, #20They're not functional, at all. How often during your day are you standing totally straight legged, bent over at the waist, trying to lift weight on your shoulders?