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Deadlift Cheat?


#1

Is having one leg over the bar whilst deadlifting cheating?


#2

...and therefore driving the bar up into your crotch?

Cheating, perhaps; definitely nuts (couldn't resist).

But perhaps i've misunderstood the question?


#3

have you ever tried it?


#4

Considering that TShaw apparently wasn't exactly sure what you were describing, that question is a strange one.


#5

What an odd question?


#6

well its like a regular deadlift with one leg over the bar.


#7

Is it cheating if I do shoulder presses lying on my back?

it is not cheating its a different exercise.


#8

whats it called? because my weight lifting trainer used to coach in Florida and he calls them deadlifts.


#9

Your coach obviously has no idea what he's talking about. If he called that a deadlift then he probably shouldn't be training people.


#10

It's known as a Jefferson lift. Just another version of the DL.


#11

I thought that was a Jefferson Squat?


#12

wow, it actually is a real lift...

www.weightliftingdiscussion.com/jefferson.html

http://www.ironbarbell.com/Articles/Jefferson-Lift.html


#13

yeh thats it