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Romanian Deadlift Vs. Standard Deadlift: Comprehensive Guide

By Kyran Doyle In Training

Deadlifts are one of the best strength and mass building exercises that you can perform. When performing the deadlift you are working more muscles than any other exercise, including the squat.
Deadlifts have many different variations and forms. In this article we are going to focus on the difference between the Romanian Deadlift and standard deadlifts.
There are lots of valid arguments as to which exercise is better in a Romanian Deadlift vs regular deadlift battle.
Keep reading to learn the differences. Romanian Deadlift Vs. Standard DeadliftThe Romanian Deadlift is one of the most commonly used among the various deadlift techniques. In fact a lot of people that think they are performing a deadlift are sometimes actually doing a Romanian Deadlift.
Both the conventional and Romanian Deadlifts are great strength and muscle building exercises. Even though they are both deadlifts variations the setup, execution and muscles activated are different.
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Back Injury Resulting from Yard Work

Back Pain Resulting from Gardening - El Paso Chiropractor
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With summer coming into season, many people begin to take on those last summer yard projects or start their annual gardening renovations. But, after the whole winter season without participating in any strenuous outdoor activities, it’s not uncommon for people to experience back pain and other symptoms from yard work.

For people who maintain good physical conditioning throughout the year, gardening or yard maintenance is generally an activity that can aggravate a previous injury or underlying condition in the spine. Contrary to exercising at a gym, the physical exertion required from working in the yard is far less predictable. For example, when pulling out weeds or even something as large as a tree root, the body is unable to determine how much force it will take to accomplish the task. Other outdoor tasks, such as digging holes, can also involve the use of unexpected resistance, both which can cause back strains. 

Yard projects usually tend to last longer than your regular exercise routine and rushing through these chores without taking any breaks to stretch may ultimately cause damage or injury to the spine and other parts of the body.

In order to avoid experiencing future back pain from yard work, it’s recommended to divide the work by taking breaks after every hour of physical activity. Although many people may become impatient from resting at hour intervals, this pattern of activity can prevent unnecessary stress on the spine while allowing the body to recover stamina. When taking a break from yard work, it’s suggested to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and to stretch the muscles before returning to the previous activities. Always keep in check how your body feels before continuing outdoor labor. After all, six continuous hours of repetitive labor without rest can hurt anyone.


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