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Old 01-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #14
Geoff Archibald
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Location: Vancouver  BC Canada
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Re: Deadlifts: drop or put down?

I lower some and drop some.

For WODs I lower until I start to fatigue and then I'll start dropping them. Lowering is faster for touch and go lifts but once I stop the touch and go I start dropping them.

Warm up sets I always lower but for max efforts I usually drop the last rep. If someone can convince me to lower the last rep then I will but I think that the risk of injury is greater and not worth the risk. I could be wrong and if anyone has a plausible argument that the risk of injury is small and that the benefit is large then I am willing to change my ways.
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