Deadlifts For Tall people

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    Apr 14, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    What's up guys?

    I was curious about good workouts for easing up tension on the legs. My deadlift is pretty good, and weight is not an issue. I'm pretty satisfied with how much i can deadlift. But, i still have issues when getting the full form. Because i also practice Martial Arts, it's helped me to be pretty flexible in the legs. Good form and technique is the most important thing to me when lifting. I don't want to say fuck it and lift with bad form icon_lol.gif

    I have tried many different types of leg workouts and warm ups. What are some you guys recommend? especially for someone who is 6'5.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Apr 14, 2014 6:08 PM GMT
    I am anxious to hear the responses, too, since I am also 6'5" and have trouble with my form on deadlifts.

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    Apr 14, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    That's all body mechanics.

    If you really want to delve into it, visit with a D. of PT.
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    Apr 15, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    plates or try rack deadlifts
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    Apr 15, 2014 2:31 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSome serious gyms have a mechanism to help elevate the weight from the floor.
    Think the one I use is labeled "deadlift stand". +1 for rack deadlifts.

    Or, you can use a "hex" bar and further reduce strain on your lower back.
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    Apr 15, 2014 5:43 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    RobertF64 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSome serious gyms have a mechanism to help elevate the weight from the floor.
    Think the one I use is labeled "deadlift stand". +1 for rack deadlifts.

    Or, you can use a "hex" bar and further reduce strain on your lower back.


    I'd love to try out a hex bar but 24 Hour "Witless" is a bit too basic for that.

    Preach. But, you might try requesting it? I've grown to appreciate the foam rollers (especially after deadlifts.) Requested them back in Feb to the trainers. Took them a couple of weeks to get ahead of people stealing them.
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    Apr 15, 2014 5:46 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    RobertF64 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSome serious gyms have a mechanism to help elevate the weight from the floor.
    Think the one I use is labeled "deadlift stand". +1 for rack deadlifts.

    Or, you can use a "hex" bar and further reduce strain on your lower back.


    I'd love to try out a hex bar but 24 Hour "Witless" is a bit too basic for that.


    You're in Everett now? Wow. I lost a lot of weight at that Supersport. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 15, 2014 6:32 AM GMT
    I am the same height and yes it does take a while to get full form but it is achievable. I had to practice on a light weight to get the movement right before attempting anything heavier.

    But I also have a PT who watches and makes sure that I deadlift properly which helps. So if you are concerned is there someone at your gym who can watch/spot you and see?
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    Apr 15, 2014 6:50 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said


    Yeah, been in the area since October. But I go to the 24 Hour Fitness in Lynnwood. I don't have a Super Sport membership so I can only go to the middle and lower ranked gyms. I bought a two year membership at Costco for $349. I think they are $369 now. Still not bad for two years. That's roughly $15.35 a month.


    I never made a visit to Lynwood. You might ask about a supersport upgrade option either per visit or monthly. Down here, had a coworker subscribed to a single gym upgrade to Supersport for the monthly difference.

    Less crowded. But, you might have to ding them until they get a hex bar in. Never used one while in Seattle. And, I have to drive 9 miles for that down here.



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    Apr 16, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    Thanks for the responses guys. I have been using 25 or 45 ib plates and squatting all the way down. I do about 20 in between sets of other things. Trying to do about 100 all together. So far these have been helping quite a bit. Also having 45 ib plates to sit the weighted bar as muchmore mentioned is working good too.
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    Apr 16, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    The bottom few inches are the worst for causing injuries and provide little useful activity. Use platforms or whatever to put yourself on a level playing field with the shorties, no guilt required.