Thread: RDL vs SLDL
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
But you did not address the fact that the RDL starts from a hang
That's because it's a given, due to the fact you are driving your hips back to initiate the descent.

When you unrack the bar and have 635 pounds in your hands, it's not going to start from a hang position. Your lower back would not tolerate that. You unrack, set up, then initiate the hips back. This is when the hanging comes into play. You don't unrack already in a hanging position.



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the SLDL starts from the floor and is a concentric movement.
Not true. Plenty of lifters do them off blocks and don't initiate from the floor. There are many SLDL variations. That's the reality.

Conventional bodybuilding SLDL is more about the stretch than anything.

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In reality no deadlift should be done with the bar away from the legs, SLDL or RDL. That is dangerous and puts one in a mechanical disadvantage
That's your opinion, and however valid, it doesn't changed the fact that 99.99% of SLDLs ever performed were not ridden along the legs.
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