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Old 07-07-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
Júlíus Magnússon
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Blindfold

I was reading some articles on Gym Jones and I saw a picture of Vincent Regan (of 300 fame) deadlifting with a blindfold.

It kind of looked like something out of Karate Kid or some equally cheesy movie. Mark Twight seems to know his ****, though, so I'm wondering if someone can shed some light on the reason behind this kind of training.

It may put on a new spin on the coordination factor of the lift, but are there any other reasons to train like this? Is it something to consider adding into your training regiment every now and then?
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:35 AM   #2
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Re: Blindfold

it's all about pro-prioception (bad spelling I'm pretty sure)
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:38 AM   #3
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Re: Blindfold

Good enough for Luke Skywalker, good enough for me.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:07 AM   #4
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Re: Blindfold

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it's all about pro-prioception (bad spelling I'm pretty sure)
Yes you can do this with many other movements as well. It gives your muscles a whole new challenge. With something like a deadlift it really allows you to focus on your form. It allows you to feel the lift, and your body. With say a one legged KB deadlift your balance will be challenged even more.
Another good idea along the same line is looking away from the club mirror when doing movements. Again you pay more attention to feeling the lift.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:38 AM   #5
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Re: Blindfold

It adds more bad *ss attitude to your website pictures, as well!
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:42 AM   #6
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Re: Blindfold

try balancing on one foot with your eyes closed, you'll be surprised how hard it is.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:49 AM   #7
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Re: Blindfold

It's a great photo op, especially when done in B&W. It also makes others think you are cool and edgy and know something about training that they don't. The reality is you'd be better off doing a proper DL with another 50-60 pounds than doing some contrived bull****. If you want to work on balance, get on a beam. If you want to deadlift, do a damn deadlift, preferably without tennis shoes.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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Re: Blindfold

What Gant said.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:15 PM   #9
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Re: Blindfold

My eyes always end up closed anyway...
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:35 PM   #10
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Re: Blindfold

Yes it was about increasing proprioception. Keep in mind these guys weren't just getting buff to look good on film, most of the "actors" were stunt men too doing very intense coregraphed fight sequences. Having good balance, and body awareness are key to that.
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