Is there a reason to do deadlifts over back extensions?

With weighted back extensions, you can work the same muscles that deadlift does with much smaller risk of injury. If you don't plan to compete in powerlifting, what benefit would there be to doing deadlifts over back extensions, aside from working the traps?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There isn't any benefit to deadlifts. Notice how everyone you see doing deadlifts at the gym is a fat lardass powershitter or a DYEL broccoli haired zoomer?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >broccoli haired zoomer
      Made me laugh way more than i should

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Newfag

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It’s time to take your meds, you pathetic loser. You’ve been posting non-stop for several weeks now about how you’re too much of a bitch to do deadlifts at the gym

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it's nobodys fault except yours that you have the grip strength of a toddler, anon.
      also, post physique with time stamp

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      t. roidchud

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are you blind? Did you look at your own picture?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      lats are much better utilized in other exercises, and i already said that traps don't matter

      back extensions only train the erector spinae,the top of this image is retarded

      i definitely feel them on my hamstrings too but maybe thats just tension, not sure if they physically contract during the lift

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      if you do DLs you turn into red gummy man

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Kek

        https://i.imgur.com/t1IBJob.png

        With weighted back extensions, you can work the same muscles that deadlift does with much smaller risk of injury. If you don't plan to compete in powerlifting, what benefit would there be to doing deadlifts over back extensions, aside from working the traps?

        Yeah you're on the right path anon
        Don't listen to these retards
        DLs are unfamiliar motion
        Don't put your body on strain with heavy weights

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    back extensions only train the erector spinae,the top of this image is retarded

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They do glutes as well

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      t. never done an extension in their life
      The movement pattern is almost identical with that of an RDL.

      I ruptured 2 discs deadlifting like a ego maniac gay about 2 years back. Took 3 procedures and so much PT to get back to form.

      Now i unironically do
      >reverse hypers
      >single leg dumbells RDLs
      >farmers carries
      >barbell squats (ass2grass)
      >pistol squats
      And will never deadlift heavy for reps again. The above mentioned exercises do more than enough for the all muscles used in a deadlift- and I have minimum injury risk.

      The reverse hypers have bulletproofed my lower back. I'm in better shape now than ever in my life.
      >SERIOUSLY IF YOU LIKE BACK EXTENSIONS AND WANT A SEXY RPC/LOWER BACK, DO WEIGHTED REVERSE HYPER EXTENSIONS

      And the trap-bar farmers carry still basically requires a heavy deadlift to lift into position, but it's not for reps and maintain perfect form.

      Based. Also doing more quad dominant deadlifts e.g. more like a clean or clean pull sacrifices very little of the deadlift and has more athletic transfer.

      Hypers with isometric holds are really awesome.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I ruptured 2 discs deadlifting like a ego maniac gay about 2 years back. Took 3 procedures and so much PT to get back to form.

    Now i unironically do
    >reverse hypers
    >single leg dumbells RDLs
    >farmers carries
    >barbell squats (ass2grass)
    >pistol squats
    And will never deadlift heavy for reps again. The above mentioned exercises do more than enough for the all muscles used in a deadlift- and I have minimum injury risk.

    The reverse hypers have bulletproofed my lower back. I'm in better shape now than ever in my life.
    >SERIOUSLY IF YOU LIKE BACK EXTENSIONS AND WANT A SEXY RPC/LOWER BACK, DO WEIGHTED REVERSE HYPER EXTENSIONS

    And the trap-bar farmers carry still basically requires a heavy deadlift to lift into position, but it's not for reps and maintain perfect form.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like deadlifts because to do them correctly requires me dragging the bumpy metal stick against my delicate shin skin and I create a bloody mess each time

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I ruptured 2 discs deadlifting like a ego maniac gay about 2 years back. Took 3 procedures and so much PT to get back to form.

      Now i unironically do
      >reverse hypers
      >single leg dumbells RDLs
      >farmers carries
      >barbell squats (ass2grass)
      >pistol squats
      And will never deadlift heavy for reps again. The above mentioned exercises do more than enough for the all muscles used in a deadlift- and I have minimum injury risk.

      The reverse hypers have bulletproofed my lower back. I'm in better shape now than ever in my life.
      >SERIOUSLY IF YOU LIKE BACK EXTENSIONS AND WANT A SEXY RPC/LOWER BACK, DO WEIGHTED REVERSE HYPER EXTENSIONS

      And the trap-bar farmers carry still basically requires a heavy deadlift to lift into position, but it's not for reps and maintain perfect form.

      >reverse hypers
      no way I'm putting my fingies in that metal latch

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Just add some handles outside the joint area then. Run a long threaded bolt or something through and that'll be good enough to hold onto.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit I never thought of doing reverse hypers like this before. I always put a yoga ball on the bench and did shitty wobbly ones with bands.
        I could use my cable on this since I don't have to worry about the shitty frayed ends popping the ball too.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I do reverse hypers like this and add ankle weights for resistance. Works bc my gym doesn't have a true reverse hyper machine

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i wish my gym had a trap bar, barbell deadlift always feels like its gonna snap some shit up

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      unironically trap bar deadlifts are more risky because there's now open movement in the sagittal plane, when a straight barbell would otherwise prevent this.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yes but you hold the weight behind you instead of in front so it's more of a squat and your'll fuck up your knees first which is less severe than your spine. So, again, for idiots, it's the better way to go.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What's with this recent crusade against squats and deadlifts on this board?
    Really doesn't feel organic

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      op here, i hurt my lower back pretty badly recently (not working out or carrying anything) and ive been scared to deadlift for like a week now, hence the thread
      i'm not getting paid by "big isolation" to start a thread against a compound exercise, i just want to get some advice

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You can substitute pretty much any exercise for another. Don't do them if you don't want to, or do, you wont hurt yourself if you keep good form.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I would like to think that maybe people are finally waking up to the fact that there is a Goddamned WWII battlefield's worth of snapped up lifters from these cursed traditions. But I'm not so optimistic, no doubt soon we'll be right back to LOL JUST SQUAT AND DIDDLY IF U GET HURT UR DUMB.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      D.lifts deserve it. Never really see people hating squats.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You can also try nordic curls OP, they increase the leverage arm so they are harder than back extentions.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    JUST DO FUCKING RACK PULLS

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There is no reason other than blind obedience to the social norms of weightlifting. In other words groupthink

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    WHY NOT BOTH?

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The only reason to do back extensions is to increase your deadlift.

    You either do deadlifts or you live long enough to see yourself become the homo

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    extensions dont do upper back they work lower back wtf is this retarded graphic

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm starting to think the anti deadlift crowd is just Chinese state propaganda to keep anons weak

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      DL is what all dyels do though.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        50 cents have been deposited in your account

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        what do you pull?

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Back extensions fucked up my hips and gave me sciatica pain for a week. Deadlifts, unlike hip hinges where you don't hold the bar in your hands, give you massive upper back gains, that not even rows can give.
    So do deadlifts if you don't want to look weak.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Those back extensions will fuck you up

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Hey anon where did you get this models?
    I'm gonna photoshop my excercise routine into collage or smth

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can never set the height right on the back extension. Do I do it hip height? Lower, higher?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      slightly lower, it's a hip hinge movement so you need a little bit of play

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Low enough that you don't crush your balls.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I usually put my balls and wiener between the two pads. Below the crotch hurts my back. I usually have it at the hip.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          My balls are too big i think, or i am too fat either.

          But i often just do back extensions for like sets of 20, super setted with hamstring curls as some deadlift assistance.

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