Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike
if this is for grappling, I wonder why not round back? most things in grappling are round back or odd angles. certainly if your knees are bugging you, SLDL is a good choice but unless you already have this base covered in soem other way, i'd bet you'll get a lot out of many round back lifts, not just SLDL.
Thanks for the input, Dave. The only round back I do is sandbag stuff and band pull-thrus, but I have always been scared to do deads with a round back. Like anything, starting light and working your way up without ego is the best way, methinks.