Josh N doing a straight legged dead lift (maybe with a little too much knee bend at the start, but not bad).
I tend to follow Coach Rippetoe’s opinion on the SLDL and the differences between a SLDL and a “Romanian Deadlift” (from the CrossFit comment archive on August 26, 2006)
“If anybody’s interested in my take on the difference between a Romanian deadlift and a stiff-legged deadlift:
The RDL starts at the hang, usually out of the rack if one’s available, or off of blocks.
The SLDL starts on the floor, like a deadlift.
The RDL focuses on the lower back, and as such it only goes down as deep as hamstring flexibility will allow the low back to stay in solid extension. Most people stop above mid-shin.
The SLDL focuses on the glutes/hams, essentially a deadlift without the quads. Rock solid low back extension off the floor is not possible for most people of normal flexibility.
The RDL requires that the bar be pushed back into the thighs and legs as the shoulder stays in front of the bar. In the RDL, the butt goes back, the bar goes back, the knees go back, and the shoulders go forward.
The SLDL pulls off the floor and comes up the shins close, but not right on them, because that would require the knees to be bent. It is locked out at the top like a normal deadlift.
The RDL starts and stops with the knees unlocked, because the quads don’t move – it’s all hamstring and low back.
The SLDL locks everything out at the top.” – Coach Rippetoe
Quick warm up workout with max reps in 6 minutes of dumbbell/kettlebell burpees (one dumbbell, alternate sides, bring DB full extension overhead instead of jumping).
5, 5, 5, 5, 5
Straight Legged Deadlifts.
post results to comments.
(The article comments that they exercised at 60 percent of their max level of exertion, could it be that after a rest, they could do more work at 60 percent (i.e. exert more power)? At least more research is moving toward disproving LSD type of exercise for fat burning. -jj)
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Breaking up an exercise session, by adding a rest period in between, may boost a workout’s fat-burning efficiency, a team of Japanese and Danish researchers reports. . . (Click continue Reading for the rest of the article)
I wonder if their “membership declines and too much debt” has anything to do with the number of CF affiliates coming online in the last few years as well as the rising cost of those pretty chrome machines.