What are SLDL?

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by motiggidy, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. motiggidy

    motiggidy New Member

    Hi, I can probably count the number of times I have been to the gym on my hands. I am trying to figure out if SLDL refers to straight or stiff legged dead lifts. According to exrx.net, straight legs works the hamstrings, whereas slightly bent knees (stiff legged) works the glutes. I was hoping to use something that works the hamstrings but in the description of routines in the article section, Bryan uses stiff legged deads. So which is it?
    Thanks a bunch,
  2. Stiff leg Dead Lifts, they are a great stretch ecercise for the hamstring, follow the link for a view, although the pics don't show him with his knees slightly flexed I would recommend it.

  3. motiggidy

    motiggidy New Member

  4. Dont_quit

    Dont_quit New Member

    I'd really go with the more romanian style SLDL, where the legs are slightly bent and the back never rounds. Rounding may be ok to some, but I just haven't seen enough proof to risk it.

    www.stumptuous.com (click on iron then training then gym dork to diva then SLDL) has great pics of the SLDL i'm talking about. that's what DKM was talking about.
  5. Dont_quit

    Dont_quit New Member

    lol I mixed it all up. oh well there you go, dkm's got ya covered.

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