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    What's the point of deadlifting?

    I don't see why it's such a popular exercise, and a compound that everyone seems to do.

    I go 3 times a week, and I have full body workouts 3 times a week. I do bench, I squat, I do dips, pullups, step ups, lunges, tricep pushdowns, leg extensions and leg curls, calf raises, shoulder press, lateral pulldown machine (not sure, I pull the bar down for my back.)

    What's the benefits of doing deadlifts. I have slight scoliosis, which is why I'm worried to do it for my back. Are there other ways to work out lower back like the deadlift does, without needed as strict form?

    What is the point of deadlifting, is what I am wondering. It looks kinda silly and I feel as if it's not as important as say squatting, and benching, as compounds.

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    it build core power lower back strength and builds your thighs its good don't complain just do it.

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    Do it and feel what it worked the next morning.

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    If you want good biceptz you'll f*cking do your deadlifts!!
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    It builds up your overall strength. Many studies also claim Deadlifts and Squats have been shown to increase testosterone.

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    Originally Posted by BxBombers28 View Post
    It builds up your overall strength. Many studies also claim Deadlifts and Squats have been shown to increase testosterone.
    sex increases testosterone.

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    Originally Posted by chazzy1864 View Post
    If you want good biceptz you'll f*cking do your deadlifts!!
    Times 2 on the biceps, and you'll feel like a hoss when you slam all that weight back down on the floor after your 3rd. (whatever...fourth...seventh) set...deads are addictive.
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    Originally Posted by Frozn View Post
    sex increases testosterone.
    Fapping increases testosterone. All good things.

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    Originally Posted by BxBombers28 View Post
    Fapping increases testosterone. All good things.
    Ya, screw the deadlifts, just do more fapping.

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    The point of deadlifting is to look and feel badass, as well as to train your hamstrings, quads, spinal erectors, and a host of other muscles throughout your body.
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    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    I don't see why it's such a popular exercise, and a compound that everyone seems to do.

    I go 3 times a week, and I have full body workouts 3 times a week. I do bench, I squat, I do dips, pullups, step ups, lunges, tricep pushdowns, leg extensions and leg curls, calf raises, shoulder press, lateral pulldown machine (not sure, I pull the bar down for my back.)

    What's the benefits of doing deadlifts. I have slight scoliosis, which is why I'm worried to do it for my back. Are there other ways to work out lower back like the deadlift does, without needed as strict form?

    What is the point of deadlifting, is what I am wondering. It looks kinda silly and I feel as if it's not as important as say squatting, and benching, as compounds.
    You do leg extensions and you're worried about an exercise having a point?
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    Originally Posted by Joelift View Post
    You do leg extensions and you're worried about an exercise having a point?
    And your saying leg extensions don't have a point?

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    Originally Posted by chazzy1864 View Post
    If you want good biceptz you'll f*cking do your deadlifts!!
    That's complete bullocks!
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    Originally Posted by Frozn View Post
    And your saying leg extensions don't have a point?
    Out of most leg movements, I hate leg extensions.

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    That's complete bullocks!
    Pfffft, believe what you will. Enjoy having toothpick arms.
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    My back was like crap. Until I deadlifted. Deadlifts also improve grip strength significantly and helps your pull-ups.

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    Deadlifts are arguably the most relevant exercise you can do. If you think of exercise as having function in daily life, then increasing your ability to pick weight up off the floor is the most logical thing you can do since it's what you'll probably do most of in your life.
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    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    and a compound that everyone seems to do.
    and a compound that everyone seems to talk about,but hardly ever do.
    Now it sounds right.

    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    What's the benefits of doing deadlifts
    No way i wanna answer that.Thoroughly covered in a million books and web sites.

    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    I have slight scoliosis, which is why I'm worried to do it for my back.
    If u have no pain of any kind-if u can do it properly if u decide to deadlift,deads and some of its variants can help with strengthening your whole back.Good,big tight muscle around bones is a plus here.

    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    It looks kinda silly and I feel as if it's not as important as...
    If u feel that way,don't do it.

    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    as compounds.
    It's a very definition of a compound.
    bb.com, a place that turned Deadlift into a forearm isolation exercise

    and a place where 99% of 21 year olds have bad back and knees.

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    I used to ask myself the same question, til I did the damn things and felt the muscular wreckage it produced all over. Now I cant do enough deadlifting.

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    Originally Posted by Frozn View Post
    And your saying leg extensions don't have a point?
    Yep. From a power lifting viewpoint they are far inferior to other movements if your goal is to progress on your olympic lifts. From a body building view point they put an unnatural stress on your knee and are most likely used toward the end of a workout as a 'finisher', which is useless in and of itself.

    If I overheard you in the gym telling someone how useless deadlifts were and then saw you go over and pump out some leg extensions I'd think you were a complete idiot.
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    it took away about 99 percent of back pains i had ever since i started doing them.

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    Deadlifting 400+ will thicken triceps and also thicken biceps and also thicken hands.
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    Originally Posted by Joelift View Post
    If I overheard you in the gym telling someone how useless deadlifts were and then saw you go over and pump out some leg extensions I'd think you were a complete idiot.
    Thats quite the irrelvent statement pertaining to what I said.

    However, in powerlifting I can see that leg extensions are not much of a focus for you. But leg extensions do have their benefits. So.. saying they have no point isn't a very good statement to be making.

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    Originally Posted by chrisboudreaux View Post
    Out of most leg movements, I hate leg extensions.
    Don't mind the extension.

    Leg curls on the other hand...

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    Originally Posted by Cleveland33 View Post
    Don't mind the extension.

    Leg curls on the other hand...
    They work two different muscle groups... hamstrings should not be neglected, although alot of people don't care to work them and wonder why they have injuries from muscle imbalances.

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    Originally Posted by Frozn View Post
    They work two different muscle groups... hamstrings should not be neglected, although alot of people don't care to work them and wonder why they have injuries from muscle imbalances.
    I understand that and do stiff leg deads to work the hammies. Just hate the leg curl machine.

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    Originally Posted by Cleveland33 View Post
    I understand that and do stiff leg deads to work the hammies. Just hate the leg curl machine.
    Gotcha. It does get uncomfortable while laying on your nuts!

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    Originally Posted by ajj0034 View Post
    it took away about 99 percent of back pains i had ever since i started doing them.
    This ^^^

    I had lower back pain from lifting stuff at work....wouldn't you know it, i started dead lifting even heavier weights and my back pain went away completely.

    That and it makes my legs bigger, my back stronger, and my grip better. Whats not to love about them?
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    Originally Posted by l3ulls3y3 View Post
    I have slight scoliosis, which is why I'm worried to do it for my back. Are there other ways to work out lower back like the deadlift does, without needed as strict form?
    I hear ya Bro ! same for me. I only hit the dead lifts and squats about once a fortnight with light weights on the assisted machine, and only do about 8-10 reps. Last thing you want to do is injure yourself that will put you out of the gym for a few months.
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