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    Have no gym access for a long time and have had success with bodyweight lifts but have no idea how to simulate a deadlift with no equipment. any ideas or should i stick to lunges and 1 leg swats?
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  • #2
    Get a kettlebell or make a sandbag.

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    • #3
      kettlebell not an option any advice on making a decent sandbag with good grip?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by PriFrance View Post
        kettlebell not an option any advice on making a decent sandbag with good grip?
        Coach Palfrey has a blog dedicated to sandbag fitness: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53208.html

        I don't really know of a good substitute for a barbell deadlift. I've never used a sandbag, so I don't know how it compares. Glute/ham raises can hit your glutes and hamstrings (obviosuly) and also, isometrically, your back/core.

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        • #5
          Sandbag Fitness: Exercise Technique Series - The Sandbag Deadlift here is the technique.

          You can make a sandbag out of a sturdy dufflebag.

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          • #6
            Whether you use a sandbag or some other weight, you cannot replicate a deadlift without actually lifting something.

            There are some issues with the sandbag deadlift (namely that it works better with handles), but compared to not deadlifting at all - it's a good choice. It terms of making your own, the simplest option is to get an old duffel bag or holdall and add 1 or more bags of builders sand to it. These can be reduced in weight and taped if needs be.

            For deadlifts you won't need to worry so much about the integrity of the bag - just grip it and lift.
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            • #7
              One-legged Romanian deadlifts! Awesome. Do them standing on a pillow, or with dumbbells, or both, for added difficulty.
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              • #8
                A couple of 5 gallon water bottles?

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                • #9
                  Don't do anything standing on a pillow that's extremely stupid!!! Feet on the ground where they belong!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Return of Dado View Post
                    Don't do anything standing on a pillow that's extremely stupid!!! Feet on the ground where they belong!!!
                    LOL! Of course it's stupid if you aren't strong enough yet, or haven't practiced the movement enough on a solid surface to get your balance. After that, it's a perfectly acceptable way to increase the difficulty of a movement.

                    Read Mark Lauren, among others. Google "bodyweight work on unstable surface" and you'll find myriad recommendations to use this technique for everything from pushups to V-sits.
                    Last edited by BarbeyGirl; 08-09-2012, 10:16 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BarbeyGirl View Post
                      LOL! Of course it's stupid if you aren't strong enough yet, or haven't practiced the movement enough on a solid surface to get your balance. After that, it's a perfectly acceptable way to increase the difficulty of a movement.

                      Read Mark Lauren, among others.
                      No way!!!! There are hundreds of ways to make an exercise more difficult, but taking the ground away is dangerous!! In life, when do we do anything on unstable ground!?!?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Return of Dado View Post
                        In life, when do we do anything on unstable ground!?!?
                        ROFL Umm, frequently? At least, we do if we live on farms and participate in wilderness sports.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BarbeyGirl View Post
                          ROFL Umm, frequently? At least, we do if we live on farms and participate in wilderness sports.
                          GTFO!!! The floors in forests and farms are still EARTH! THEY'RE STABLE even if they're a little mushy, maybe!!!

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                          • #14
                            ROFLMAO! Hope you never want to stack hay or go whitewater rafting. Sounds like a boring life, but to each his own.
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                            • #15
                              Perhaps hang the sandbags on the ends of a stick/rod. Then you would have more of a bar experience, could break though if you need lots of weight. Are kettlebells not available in your area? They work nice for deadlifts though and then I follow up with some swings to really work my rear I only own one kettlebell (45 pounds, I'm a girl) so it takes very little space and was a small investment on it's own.
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