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Old 10-29-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
Jason L. Jones
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Dead lift technique

Every demonstration that I have seen for dead lifts has been starting with the bar on the floor. I have been in the habit of setting up my bar at the end of the squat rack, lifting it off, and performing the exercise. I do touch the plates to the floor with each rep. Is there anything wrong with doing it this way?
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:02 AM   #2
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Re: Dead lift technique

A deadlift starts at the ground. Why not just do it right?
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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Re: Dead lift technique

nothing wrong, except, it's not a "deadlift"
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: Dead lift technique

True.. Deadlift= starting from "dead" stop (on the ground) "lift" said weight...

But if you do the other way be sure you are not bouncing the weight after lowering it to get momentum, usually the first rep is the hardest because you have no choice but to lift all of it. Is this what you are doing?
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:31 AM   #5
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Re: Dead lift technique

All reps start from a dead stop. They are all "First reps".
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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Re: Dead lift technique

Thanks for the comments. I do control the motion down and lightly touch the floor. No bouncing for momentum. I am just not doing the "dead" part of the exercise. I think I resorted to this method because I just don't want to get down on the floor to load the bar.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:02 AM   #7
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Re: Dead lift technique

You are not doing a DL and other people in your gym who know anything about DL'ing (IFF there are any) are making fun of you. Do them off the floor.

Still sounds like you are doing "touch and go" DL's, which are fine maybe for a WOD with multi-rep DL's, but not the proper way. Have fun.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:06 AM   #8
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Re: Dead lift technique

I am going to disagree with EVERYONE here. Starting from the top of the position and doing a "bounce rep" definitely has its place in busting through a strength plateau.

Deadlifts "properly", do start and stop with each rep on the floor, but doing what your doing does actually have its place in training should you stall out at a weight you're having a hard time pulling or being able to lift. Use it sparingly, but you can still use it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Re: Dead lift technique

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Thanks for the comments. I do control the motion down and lightly touch the floor. No bouncing for momentum. I am just not doing the "dead" part of the exercise. I think I resorted to this method because I just don't want to get down on the floor to load the bar.
A tip for loading the bar....put down a couple of 5# plates beside the 45's and roll the first plate next to the collar up onto the edge of the 5# plate... this will allow you to take plates off and put them on a lot easier. That is, if you don't have bar jacks in your gym like I'm lucky enough to have...
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #10
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Re: Dead lift technique

"Use it sparingly, but you can still use it."

is not

"I have been in the habit of setting up my bar at the end of the squat rack, lifting it off, and performing the exercise"

Stu is correct, this can be used and should be used occasionally. I would think dynamic lifts should be tried first though.
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