OK, this interests me now. I have always assumed I did SLDL wrong because I could not keep the bar in tight to my legs. In fact, it's easily 3-4 inches in front of my shins at the bottom. The bar does not get close to my legs until around knee height and above.
If I try to get my lats really tight and force the bar in tighter, my shoulders are miles ahead of the bar. well, unless I bend my knees quite a bit which defeasts the purpose because then it is a regular deadlift.
I have a long torso and short legs, so I assumed I was just effed in this department.
I like Fazc's comment about the purpose of the lifts, but more clarity could be useful here too. I assume the SLDL is mostly for lower back? And RDL is mostly for hamstring?
I am Anton Zdravko Martin!
Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240
Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often. Fazc.
Everything competes for recovery so more assistance is not always the best idea. miked96
Last edited by MikeM; 03-13-2013 at 11:12 AM.