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Old 01-18-2011, 04:12 PM   #25
Eric Chapman
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Re: Deadlifts: drop or put down?

Originally Posted by Todd Rehm View Post
That's a compelling argument for not doing heavy deadlifts in a metcon, but hardly a compelling argument for dropping deadlifts at the top.

I haven't read a single good reason for dropping deadlifts.
On Matt "KROC" Kroczaleski's youtube channel someone asked, "Why do you drop the weight like that after every rep? Why dont you lower it in a controlled fashion?"

Matt responded, "Because in a powerlifting meet you pull a max single from a dead stop, there is no down movement so you don't benefit from the stretch reflex of lowering the weight. By not providing any resistance on the way down I am attempting to simulate competition conditions and eliminate the stretch reflex as much as possible."

That seems like one good reason to me for dropping dl's.
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