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Old 02-28-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by glwanabe View Post
I think they are both good. It really depends on your individual anatomy.
I am forced to agree with gl on this. Your opening post prompted me to check out some you tube vids. Turns out that I am doing more of a RDL style lift right now. But I have done the SLDL in the past. Both are excellent.
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I also spend time working a movement with no weight. I want to be able to isolate and feel the muscles that should be involved. Then add the weight, and see if I'm getting the proper usage from the lift. Gotta find the sweet spot between to little weight, and to much where you lose the focus.
Very true. The tendancy is to try to load up the bar and make the weight climb as quickly as possible. Your lower back is no place to be monkeying around like that. I'm getting a very good workout at 135.

Here's a page that compares and contrasts the two lifts. Enjoy.
Romanian Deadlift vs. Stiff Legged Deadlift | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald
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