Tag Archives: Back Health

The Stiff-Legged Deadlift Must Die

By Dan Wagman, PhD, CSCS
I’m glad that Al’s article on the Romainian Deadlift (RDL) and Stiff-Legged Deadlift (SLDL) mentioned the dangers of the SLDL. Everything about the SLDL is contrary to proper lifting technique, biomechanics, and physiology-and as such increases injury risk immensely. And since we’re talking about the back, an injury there can be […]

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Power Swings

by Al Myers
The top picture shows the starting position of a Power Swing, while the bottom picture shows the finishing position.
Another exercise that I really like to do after my heavy leg/back training is power swings. I have done this exercise “off and on” for many years. Years ago it was one of my […]

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Zercher Pull Throughs

by Al Myers
The top picture shows the bottom starting position of a Zercher Pull Through, while the bottom picture shows the finishing position.
I have written a blog before about how we “at the Dino Gym” do some light accessory movements after our hard Squat/Deadlift workout.  In that story I covered one exercise that we […]

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Watch Your Back!

by Jarrod Fobes

Amber Glasgow, of the Ledaig Heavy Athletics Club, performs a Turkish Get Up with 35 pounds. The Turkish Get Up is a great exercise to strengthen muscle imbalances in the back.
Injuries have shaped a lot of my training, and there is nothing that will get you thinking more about how you train […]

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Taking Care of Your Back – Part 3

Part 3 – Have Strong Abs
by Al Myers
Training the abdominal muscles is often overlooked by weightlifters.  Bodybuilders usually go overboard with ab training because they are in search of the perfect 6-pack.  Us weightlifters are just as happy having a perfect keg instead. I learned in college during a physiology course that opposing muscle groups […]

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