Thread: RDL vs SLDL
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #21
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Regarding the SLDL starting from the floor. I don't teach it that way, nor do I believe it's the best way to initiate that particular lift.

I do not know the shake down of which coaches teach what. Quite frankly I don't care. I am comfortable with the way I teach the SLDL.

I will mention that I am not alone in my belief that the SLDL should start from the top.

Lyle McDonald:

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Both the RDL and SLDL start in basically identical positions: both movements start from the top with the bar held with straight arms and the torso upright.
Dorian starts at the top. The bar is away from his legs. Again not advocating the bar being away from the legs, merely stating that it is indeed the norm for that lift.


I have also seen 2 SLDL variation videos by Dave Tate where he starts at the top, and where the bar is not against his thighs. It is what it is.

I also realize that there is a difference between how the SLDL is performed in some strength circles, and is certainly different in bodybuilding circles.
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