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    Default Compound exercise alternative for deadlifts?

    Hi everyone! I am currently following The Muscle & Strength 5x5 Full Body Routine, overall it's been going great, but I have a huge problem with deadlifts,whether be it romanian or normal. I tried using dumbells as well but no matter what I do, I can't get my back to not get rounded, moreover, today while performing Romanian deadlifts, my upper back portion next to left side of my neck started to feel the strain. I have tried it with low weights, just the barbells, dumbells etc. I still can't get it right.

    So can anyone suggest me alternatives for normal and romanian deadlifts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry3218 View Post
    Hi everyone! I am currently following The Muscle & Strength 5x5 Full Body Routine, overall it's been going great, but I have a huge problem with deadlifts,whether be it romanian or normal. I tried using dumbells as well but no matter what I do, I can't get my back to not get rounded, moreover, today while performing Romanian deadlifts, my upper back portion next to left side of my neck started to feel the strain. I have tried it with low weights, just the barbells, dumbells etc. I still can't get it right.

    So can anyone suggest me alternatives for normal and romanian deadlifts?
    You can look at some rack pulls, and maybe do some single leg dumbbell RDL if you train at home. Its worth understanding why your back rounds though, e.g. do you find the bar too close to the ground for you to pick up, or is it you can't maintain your lower back in a strong position?

    RDLs should be really easy to maintain a neutral spine, so if you feel you are having difficulty - it may mean you are going too low for you.

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    The best alternative for deadlift is pull-ups with extra weight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yev1506 View Post
    The best alternative for deadlift is pull-ups with extra weight...

    What??? Deadlifts of any kind are a lower body movement, driven by hip and knee extension, where we pull-ups are an upper body movement, driven by shoulder extension and scapular retraction. They’re not even close!
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry3218 View Post
    Hi everyone! I am currently following The Muscle & Strength 5x5 Full Body Routine, overall it's been going great, but I have a huge problem with deadlifts,whether be it romanian or normal. I tried using dumbells as well but no matter what I do, I can't get my back to not get rounded, moreover, today while performing Romanian deadlifts, my upper back portion next to left side of my neck started to feel the strain. I have tried it with low weights, just the barbells, dumbells etc. I still can't get it right.

    So can anyone suggest me alternatives for normal and romanian deadlifts?
    Try to use a lower weight to keep a good form, and slowly increase the weight and focus on the form.

 

 

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