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Old 08-08-2012, 06:40 AM   #51
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Re: Dropping the deadlift?

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With the bar in the rack, the weight is more distributed. You can usually have at least 3 (maybe even 4) plates on one side and zero on the other. If the bar is on the floor, you have to deal with extra friction when pulling off the weight.

2.5 lb plate under 1st plate = all the plates slide off, then stand bar up and the others come right off...

Honestly after sessions where I have 400+ on a bar On floor or at shoulder height it's a coin flip...

Squat rack = walking 400+ back to the pile 1 at a time...
Floor = dumping all next to stands and doing that way...

As far as dropping, in a wod I drop... Speed...
When doing deadlifts for weight I lower. I want the work going up and down.

Now if it feels off I'll drop and not look back. That's why we use bumpers...
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:43 AM   #52
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Re: Dropping the deadlift?

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With the bar in the rack, the weight is more distributed. You can usually have at least 3 (maybe even 4) plates on one side and zero on the other. If the bar is on the floor, you have to deal with extra friction when pulling off the weight.
That's why I slide a 2.5kg plate under the inside plate on the sleeve.

Or you just do this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAt8Y...ailpage#t=191s
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:10 AM   #53
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Finally an honest man! This is exactly why most people I see doing it do it....because when I see it done it is at commercial gyms with metal plates. Which is prob why it annoys me so much....
Haha..I've NEVER even one time dropped metal plates at any location, nor have I ever dropped a set of heavy dumbbells, and I've never dropped bumpers in a commercial gym. I don't wanna look like a ****** but more importantly, I respect other people's equipment, even if I'm a paying customer. Nothing in a gym irritates me more than seeing someone drop dumbbells. It's easier to just (even if you fail) bring them down to starting position, pick up the knees, move the db's forward to the knees, and let momentum bring you back to a sitting position. I HATE loose db's. I also never drop a KB.

At the box, barbells (with bumpers) are getting dropped all the time so I don't sweat it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #54
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Re: Dropping the deadlift?

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That's why I slide a 2.5kg plate under the inside plate on the sleeve.

Or you just do this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAt8Y...ailpage#t=191s
That is one way to unrack it.

I drop the weight during WODs. I like the sound.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #55
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Re: Dropping the deadlift?

The eccentric portion of the deadlift is part of the movement. In power lifting, you cannot drop the bar. You must lower it in a "controlled fashion." This is done for a reason. In a metcon, when you're going for time and trying to save injury, I don't see a problem with it. But just as in strength training if you're trying to get stronger at doing pullups, you'd probably do them without kipping, a deadlift for strength work should not be dropped.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #56
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Re: Dropping the deadlift?

Yep, exactly.

You don't get strong or work pure strength, doing 20 DL@225. Yeah, it'll get you stronger than not doing 20DL@225 but if I really want to get strong at the DL, I'm probably working a 3rm, or 5rm or 5+.

None of this 3 rounds of 20 light DL. Sure it'll work my grip and develop strength endurance.

As well, not bouncing the DL off the ground saves the lower back a bit. Sure you could reset each DL but then why are you doing 20 in a row?
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