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    I'm not the strongest mofo but just started doing rack deadlifts earier this summer and finally pulled 500 for a double. Since starting rack deadlifts, my back and traps have been coming along. If I can get my calves to grow I'll be even happier.

    Just thought I'd share...

    Hail DC :showoff:
    Last edited by Scrubb Boy; 09-23-2004, 03:24 PM.

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    I am assuming you mean rack 'deads'. Deadlifts from the pins just below the knees. (clarifying, most use the term rack pulls for rack deads, but there is another exercise called a rack pull, which is more akin to an upright row)

    Good job.
    I remember when I hit 500, I was seriously psyched.
    It translated to 500 from the floor real fast and 600 from the rack was only a couple of months away.
    After wrist surgery I finally hit 600 again in July. I'm a happy guy again.
    I did a couple of sets of 500 x 4 yesterday and only went to the straps the last set.
    Pulling 600 with no straps is a feeling of accomplishment for sure.
    Keep it up. Every once in a while, move the bar to mid thigh and pull heavier weight, concentrating on the grip. You 'no strap' poundages will skyrocket.
    Last edited by ctgblue; 09-23-2004, 02:59 PM.
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      I corrected that, my mistake. Rack deads is what I meant.

      Good to hear your #'s are getting back after injury too bro!

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      • #4
        Hey Scrubby! Well, I call them rack deads or partials or rack deadlifts. I think we get what ya mean. I gotta say that if you can use a double overhand grip with straps as much as possible. It's better on the back and focuins EQUALLY on the back. Using a reverse grip cna potential lead to trouble. Just my words to add.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Future
          Hey Scrubby! Well, I call them rack deads or partials or rack deadlifts. I think we get what ya mean. I gotta say that if you can use a double overhand grip with straps as much as possible. It's better on the back and focuins EQUALLY on the back. Using a reverse grip cna potential lead to trouble. Just my words to add.
          I agree... I used to be in the "straps are for sissies" camp until I felt my bicep straining unnaturally on a strapless pull. All of a sudden all of the powerlifters who have torn biceps during deadlifts came to mind; Ed Coan being the most prominent, but there have been many, many bicep tears from deadlifting. Since then I've used straps on my heavy pulls, everything but the warmups. The over-under grip just puts too much stress on the bicep of the "under" side, not to mention probably putting uneven stress on your back.

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          • #6
            Well, when I was in the offseason I would soley do overhand strap deads from the floor then about 8 weeks out I would start doing reverse grip deads. Double overhand is just safer.
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