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Old 03-13-2013, 11:10 AM   #17
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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?
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