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    There's a lot of different racks and heights of dudes and different rack set up to do rack pulls.... I have done then mid shin mostly... How you guys feel about knee hieght or slightly above (some racks like the one in my new gym don't get at knee hieght exactly either 1/4 under pateller tendons or at top of knee cap) do the slightly above knees find there way in many blasts I tried them and felt the mid lower and mid and upper traps as well as upper back and read delta really well.... Jus wondering yous guys thoughts
    I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
    I too like to live dangerously


  • #2
    I have it right under knee level. Seems to be working ok thus far.

    I dont really see what your asking though?

    Are you asking if there is a difference in mass added to the back at knee level/above? (Obviously the lower the bar, the more Quad/Ham glutes will come into the lift, taking away from it being predominantly a back exercise.)

    Or are you asking what everybody prefers? In which case why are you asking?

    I am not trying to be an a$$, I just don't know what your asking for..

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    • #3
      I have seen it outlined in several magazines as "jus above knee hieght" and I've tried them just below knee hieght, mid shin, and i recently grid the prescribed just above knee hieght because I changed gym and their rack doesn't really have much adjustment margin between each set from top to bottom... I realize that it's of course easier when your just above the knee I was just wondering what everyone preferred.... And I was curious to see if the 1/4 deadlift above knee pull had been effective for anyone since I'd only tried once.... Sorry I realize now that was confusing!! Ill try not to post after talking ambien lol
      I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
      I too like to live dangerously

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      • #4
        So partially I was wondering am I wasting time pulling from slightly above the knee about right where the knee cap starts, and partially I was wondering what everyone liked to do because well I was bored lol
        I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
        I too like to live dangerously

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        • #5
          I prefer rack pulls to deadlifts. I have the supports set up such that the bar is directly below my knee cap when I stand in front of the bar. I can maintain the arch in my back much better and plate loading/removal is easier.

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          • #6
            I pull from right below the knee. I also have to stack (2) 35 lbs plates to get it to that height because I am so short.

            I can go real heavy for reps with this exercise. (495 x 5) And have had great results with it.
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            • #7
              I set up with the bar 2 to 3 inches below the center of my knee cap.

              A powerlifter at my gym instructed me to get it at that level and it feels just right to maximize emphasis on back thickness with minimal hamstring work.

              IMHO ... anything at the knee cap or higher is just too short of a ROM
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              • #8
                Originally posted by TLopez View Post
                real heavy
                Originally posted by TLopez View Post
                (495 x 5)










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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sammich View Post










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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FRANK_KOVACIC View Post
                    I prefer rack pulls to deadlifts. I have the supports set up such that the bar is directly below my knee cap when I stand in front of the bar. I can maintain the arch in my back much better and plate loading/removal is easier.
                    I seem to suck at reg-dead's from the floor. Maybe I'm just a Pus**. I prefer the racks as well. I usually go with a mid knee position myself. Sometime just a tad lower but its funny how just that slight difference in range can be felt!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nexa View Post
                      Nathan, be nice!
                      He knows I'm his Huckleberry
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                      kind of a douche

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nexa View Post
                        Nathan, be nice!
                        That's my girl always looking out for me. Thanks Nexa!

                        Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                        He knows I'm his Huckleberry
                        Real Heavy FOR ME. :noidea:

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                        • #13
                          I never thought about standing on the plates.... That might get me knee level thanks
                          I see you didn't take a s#!t before deadlifting....
                          I too like to live dangerously

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                          • #14
                            knee height with snatch grip is my favorite. kills my back (good way)
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                            • #15
                              General consensus on rack pulls

                              Originally posted by DC_catholic315 View Post
                              So partially I was wondering am I wasting time pulling from slightly above the knee about right where the knee cap starts, and partially I was wondering what everyone liked to do because well I was bored lol
                              Rack deads. Trap bar deads Hs plate loaded deads I like all these for higher reps versus traditional deads
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