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Stiff-Legged Deadlifts vs Snatch-Grip Deadlifts


#1

Which of the two is a more useful to assist in pulling from the floor with deadlifts - stiff-legged or snatch grip deadlifts?


#2

Depends on your weaknesses.


#3

SLDLs - ham heavy.
Snatch Grip DLs - back heavy.

Like @T3hPwnisher said, it depends on what’s weak.

Edit: I’ll add that if your weakness is just pulling from the floor in general, deficit DLs would beat both of these, IMO.


#4

Improving bracing and technique will help more than variations. Address this before worrying about weaknesses.


#5

Why not a snatch grip SLDL? I do snatch grip RDLs (same thing basically) and they help my squat and deadlift, one of my favorite assistance lifts.


#6

Are these just done the same as a normal RDL, but with a snatch grip?


#7

exactly