How do I make my deadlifts work out my knees and quads more than my back and glutes?

How do I make my deadlifts work out my knees and quads more than my back and glutes?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sumo

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Really? I thought sumo was a meme though? But if it works for quads.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sumo DLs are just hated on because zoomers love them, but do whatever you want man. I know guys who don't do some conventional lifts because they're rehabilitating certain muscles, so fuck what other people think and do what to need to for your goals. You'd actually be better off doing trap bar DLs, but I've never seen a trap bar at the gyms I've been to so I'll assume you only have a bar

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Every time I see someone doing a a deadlift with a trap bar, I cringe. Even when done properly, the chain of motion they go through looks like their spine is gonna get snapped the fuck up, do you know what I mean? Like their spine doesn’t stay neutral, it takes a bend about halfway up and they like snap upright.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            interesting
            that's actually why i never deadlift with trap bar, always with straight bar
            the trap bar always felt way harder on my spine

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Deadlifting for your quads is definitely a meme, but it can be done and sumo is how you would do it.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Use them

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can't "work out" your knees moron, your knees are a joint. If you feel your knees in a major way after an exercise you're degenerating them irreversibly.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Put a plate under your heels.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trap bar deadlift

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sumo DLs are just hated on because zoomers love them, but do whatever you want man. I know guys who don't do some conventional lifts because they're rehabilitating certain muscles, so fuck what other people think and do what to need to for your goals. You'd actually be better off doing trap bar DLs, but I've never seen a trap bar at the gyms I've been to so I'll assume you only have a bar

      I don't have a trap bar, could I just use a wider grip?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, but you can sumo
        >thought it was a meme
        No, just a wide stance powerlifters use to reduce range of motion, and thus lift more is a meme and not useful for general strength training.

        https://i.imgur.com/BcRq3CV.png

        How do I make my deadlifts work out my knees and quads more than my back and glutes?

        Why do you want to do this just wondering? A well rounded routine would have some kind of barbell squat or leg machine for your knees and quads, and a hinge for your hamstrings, glutes and spinal erectors. Sumo is intermediate between a squat movement and a 'back and glutes' hinge movement, hence why is works your quads a bit more and your spinal erectors a bit less. Nonetheless, a squat will hit your quads way more.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have a squat rack and never really liked squats.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    snatch grip on platform

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    U squat dumbass

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      bump

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trapbar deadlifts with handles down feel insane in my legs. I only just started doing them but it really feel like of those exercises where you you just know you’re gonna get a lot of gains of. The handles down part is essential tho

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >handles down
      explain

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        never mind i figured it out

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >how do I make skull crushers into more of a calf exercise?
    why would you want to? pulls are for hips and back. just do squats

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just fucking do squats lol. This is such a stupid thread. DL are king for getting your lower back stronger and they also work too damn good for glutes and hamstrings. I don't even know why you'd not prefer to just squat for your quads when that is the best exercise for them. If you can't do that for whatever reason then do leg press jesus.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do reverse deadlifts if you want to do that, it's exactly what you're asking for

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Deficit narrow sumo stance

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      But I'd highly suggest you squat

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    behind the back deads

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This post looks stupid because they're called barbell hack squats. But he's right.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trap bar diddy
    Sumo will also work your quads more than hamstrings, but it still hits the glutes pretty hard (even harder than conventional, at least for me)

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You do squats instead

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hex bar

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