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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbeyGirl View Post
    One-legged Romanian deadlifts! Awesome. Do them standing on a pillow, or with dumbbells, or both, for added difficulty.
    Similar EMG Activities of Lower Limbs be... [J Strength Cond Res. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

    Study shows unstable surface does nothing for lower body work...
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    Deadlifts should be one of the more simple exercises to come up with weight for. Since it is not a dynamic move the shape of the weight is less important. As long as you can grip it and lift it while maintaining form you should be good to go.

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    thanks for all the messages, i just use a big pile of rocks for most lifts and have been doing lunges, one leg squats and one leg romanian lifts and it has been plenty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noctiluca View Post
    Deadlifts should be one of the more simple exercises to come up with weight for. Since it is not a dynamic move the shape of the weight is less important. As long as you can grip it and lift it while maintaining form you should be good to go.

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    Body weight deadlifts? Come on. Save up your allowance and buy some friggin' weights.

    And Barbie, lifting something on an unstable surface is just plain dumb. But, I look forward to seeing pictures at the Darwin award ceremony.
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    As others have said, there is no real "substitute" for a weighted deadlift, however you can build strong, functionally fit legs with just your bodyweight. For the last few years pistol squats, shrimp squats, back bridges and yes - one legged bodyweight deadlifts - have made up the bulk of my lower body strength training and I've been pleased with the results. The key to maximizing these types of bodyweight movements is to do them slowly and with control through the whole range of motion.

    Some people prefer to lift weights and I respect that - weight training is a fantastic way to build strength - but those of us who prefer bodyweight training can still get very strong.
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    Unstable surface + barbells = pointless idiocy.
    Unstable surface + just your bodyweight = whatever floats your boat, sure, why not. But - why, again?
    If you don't think that strength gained from a traditional deadlift is useful on, say, a moving boat, then you haven't really weight trained. If training effects were that specific, then barbell programs would never do anyone any good. And they obviously do.
    I've never seen a single person go from nasty to buff on a bosu-ball based program.

    OP, maybe you can get a truck axle or a transmission at a wrecking yard and start messing with that?
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    I usually try to deadlift a fallen tree that is immovable. This is an isometric excercise

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    I live in Nepal, they aren't exactly widely available

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