deadlift, squat, rdl - always keep the wieght on heels? (srs)
- 02-14-2012, 02:44 AM
- 02-14-2012, 04:43 AM
I don't know if this is the right answer or not, but I have noticed that when I drive through my heels I force better form which means that I am not putting the stress on my back. If I use my whole foot, then I kind of shift forward and that puts strain on my lower back.
02-14-2012, 02:33 PM
RDLs are very similar. I didn't mention the knee in the squats and DLs, but a similar rationale applies to it. As far as RDLs, though, the primary movement occurs at the hip. You want the weight as close to your center of rotation as possible. As your weight shifts, the weight is (likely) going to shift away from the body, requiring you to produce greater forces to move the weight and also placing undesirable increased stress on the lower back.
Take-home message: It's more efficient and will allow you to move heavier loads. Also, it's less stress on the lower back. Hope that answers your question.
02-14-2012, 05:39 PM
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