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Ross86 10-03-2007 02:49 PM

5X5 - deadlifts
I'm doing the DFT's my first week. What exercise could I replace deadlifts with? I know that no exercise will replace deadlifts, but is there something worthwhile that I could substitute? Or should I just drop it altogether. I tried doing them a month ago and it killed me. I'm just thrilled to be doing squats again. I tried doing normal situps Monday, but I can't do those. For some reason I can do decline situps though. I'm still figuring out what I can and can't do.

I have a ruptured disc (L5S1) in the lower back, and I recently added a herniated or ruptured disc in my upper back to the repetoire..haven't gone to the doctor yet to figure that one out. It's right between the shoulder blades though.


HIThopper 10-03-2007 11:23 PM


Maybe glute ham raises or Pull throughs maybe.

Dang the back sounds painful, Im sure I dont need to remind you to keep your squat form down pat so you dont fuck it worse! :biglaugh:

widdoes2504 10-04-2007 06:16 AM

Rack pulls may be an option for you. Hope you heal up soon. :weights:

Ross86 10-04-2007 06:45 AM

Alright cool..I'll try those out

:biglaugh: Yeah my squat form is pretty much perfect. My squats will probably progress slowly just because I'm afraid to do so much weight that I might come out of a rep wrong and make things worse. Then again, I'll probably get overconfident soon enough and manage to hurt it anyway. :)

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