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Old 02-09-2007, 08:32 AM   #8
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I'm certainly not one to defend CF exercise demos--I've had beefs with lots of them. I agree with pretty much everything said to this point--maximal, particularly competitive, deadlifts will not resemble this ideal form. However, I would absolutely say that in training the typical client (i.e. not competitive lifters), there's no need to take a DL or any other lift beyond the point at which that ideal form is compromised. So really what you're willing to accept in terms of form depends entirely on the lifter in question.
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