I just started to incorporate stiff leg deadlifts into my training program because I really want to target my hamstrings. My max deadlift is around 500, and I have been doing 3 sets of 10 with 315 with the stiff leg DLs. 315 for 3x10 feels light, but I am afraid to go any heavier for fear I will screw up my back.
I have heard mixed opinions about this exercise, but I have done no other exercise that targets my hamstrings as well as this exercise. Is it ok to be doing this exercise with this kind of weight as long as I keep my form strict, or should I eliminate this exercise because from what I hear, it can screw up your back even if your form is strict? What are your opinions?