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Old 06-03-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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I've been seeing hyperextensions in people logs alot and i was wondering what the benefit of doing them is? Should I incorporate them in my routine?
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Apparently they are essential to a 900# deadlift:

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And lots of reverse hypers!!!!

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thought the same exact thing hahaha


i guess my main question is are the point of them to help with your deadlift? I just don't see the point really
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thought the same exact thing hahaha


i guess my main question is are the point of them to help with your deadlift? I just don't see the point really
I believe that is, not terribly practical outside pulling more on your deads.
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they will also help your squats by strengthening your hamstrings and your lower back, they are a good exercise, I usually throw a couple sets of them in when I do ab work. I use them as more of a core workout
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they will also help your squats by strengthening your hamstrings and your lower back, they are a good exercise, I usually throw a couple sets of them in when I do ab work. I use them as more of a core workout
ok so it's more of a light weight repetition exercise i assume. like grab a 25 lb plate and do a few sets?
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I did hyperextensions for many years, early in my lifting years. They always left me crazy sore.

I prefer wide stance good mornings hands down for deadlift strength. Not saying good mornings are better for everyone, but I just like the overall strength boost they add to the posterior chain.

Hyperextensions will definitely help with deadlift though.
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Reverse Hyper =/= Hyperextension

Edit: Think and experience for yourself. Conversely there are numerous successful lifters who use Sheiko and nothing else.
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i did mean hyperextensions. i think i'll experiment with them soon
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