Originally Posted by Soldier
The first time my wife used the technique I described above she immediately said that she didn't like it because it hurt her hamstrings. I told her that this was because it was the first time she had ever used her hamstrings during a deadlift!
That's really interesting. I will certainly try that. I've never felt like I am getting my hamstrings into my deadlifts, it feels like pretty much all back for me. If I can figure out how to get my legs into it I should be lifting 500 in no time.