January 23, 2005

3 responses to Week 3: Deadlifts and dumbells

  1. Scott Says:

    The stiff-legged deads on the balance board looked good. Can you feel the difference (as compared to normal stiff-legged deads) when doing them on the board; i.e. is the stabilization effort noticeable?

  2. Kris Says:

    Very noticeable. The angle of the pull is changing constantly as the body keeps shifting around to maintain balance. If this doesn’t condition the back to expect the worse, I don’t know what does. Perhaps the reverse hypers I did today on a real hyper machine over at Metal Gym… ;-)

  3. Måns Says:

    Or, if truly wanting to prepare the back for unstable environments, one might try to de-stabilize the reverse hyper machine… Just put it on a humongous balance board where it can rock and roll all it wants while you rep away merrily. =)
    Or not.

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