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Yodaddy
01-20-2004, 12:22 PM
Ok, here goes....

My Lower back is recovering from an injury, so that means no deadlifts. When I was doing deadlifts a lot before, my upper back was getting huge. I assume that the upper back gets hit at the very top of the movement...the shrug.

So, if I were to just do shrugs, and lower the bar only a few inches, would that still hit my upper back ALMOST as much as doing a full deadlift?

BoxSquat
01-20-2004, 12:35 PM
No shrug involved in deadlift.

Yodaddy
01-20-2004, 12:52 PM
there is a little bit when you squeze at the top of the movement. If not, how is my upper back getting worked with a deadlift?

idiotsavant
01-20-2004, 01:03 PM
Improper form? =)

Zensuji
01-20-2004, 04:30 PM
if you want to hit you upper back just do some rows or something

Yodaddy
01-20-2004, 04:43 PM
Well I do, but it just seems like Deadlifts made my back huge. I am not getting the same thickness without them.

TarvMan
01-20-2004, 04:50 PM
If you can handle it, rack pulls. It will prbably help rehab your back. Dont go heavy. Just lower the weight one pin on the squat rack every session or 2.

Zensuji
01-20-2004, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Yodaddy
Well I do, but it just seems like Deadlifts made my back huge. I am not getting the same thickness without them.

thats cool, anyway hope you back gets better soon

A-rod
01-20-2004, 05:09 PM
My guess is that your mind is playing tricks on you dady .......



Has your weight changed ?

Yodaddy
01-20-2004, 05:13 PM
That could be it...

I never really deadlifted all that much...so I tended to shrug the weight a little at the top. That is probably what was going on.