RDL

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    Tom
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    Hi coaches,

    I’m seriously not enjoying the RDL’s, as I increase weight I feel like the more more I try and keep my legs as straight as I can with a slight bend, and back straight, as I increase the weight I feel like my back is arching or maybe not arching but feeling it more in my back to oppose my hams and glutes?

    Reps ranges are between 6-8 x 3 on the program but I feel like I get better range of motion and muscle mind connection when I have a lighter load and go for like 15-20 slow reps (with pause at the bottom) and slow back up.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you.

    Tom

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    Joe
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    Tom
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    Thanks for the response Joe. 👍🏽

    There is just certain exercises where I perform better when doing more reps and weight is not to heavy and feel it in other areas rather than target muscle, but this is I worry about building muscle (which is my main goal of course) I’ve watched majority of your videos and I have taken a lot on board, just when it comes down to it in the gym it’s a mine field lol if that makes sense when it comes to choosing weight for my goal rep range. Sometimes I pick a weight and I look at my log book from previous week and yeah although I do beat some exercises and progressively overload the muscle from my previous week, with a extra rep, set or weight, I still struggle to keep within the ranges prescribed on the program. (Warm up sets always throw me off) weather this is down to overthinking, not training hard enough, or over training because I do do alot of warm up sets especially on my first excercise, and then a couple for each exercise on the program (adding in drop sets etc. it’s frustrating because you think your ticking off boxes and doing everything your asked of you but still struggle get it right if that makes sense haha. Just keep grinding as they say eh. 😂💪🏽

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