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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sumo dead lift high pull 5.5.5

and then. . .

21.15.9
sumo deal lift high pull (70% of your 5 rm)
dips
wall balls (20#/14#)
for time

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“Don’t do deadlifts if you have a bad back”; every hear that nonsensical warning?  A dead lift is exactly what you should be doing whether you have a “bad” or “good” back.  It is one the best back strengthening exercises there is.  It works multiple muscle groups along with the core muscularture both posteriorly and anteriorly and is a very functional exercise.  The problems some people have with doing a deadlift is lifting with improper technique/form and lifting more weight than they are capable of.  That can result in injury.

A dead lift is nothing more than picking up dead weight off of the floor.  As far as functionality goes an example is an elderly or younger person for that matter being able to bend down and pick a bag of groceries or other object up from the floor without hurting themselves.  They would need a certain amount of strength and flexibility to be able to do this.  If you don’t perform tasks of this nature on a routine basis as we age the cumulative effects of inactivity reduce our strength and functional capacity.

Get the proper instruction, begin with light weights and progress from there.  If you are an athlete is will help with functional dominance and if you are not it will help with functional competence.  Both are good.

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