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Started By trader273 (Painesville, OH, U.S.A.)

Started on: 4/29/2006 12:07:37 PM, viewed 495 times
Deadlifts vs. Rack Pulls

Hello All,

I was j/ doing some thinking after my deadlift workout yesterday. Every time i build up the weight I seem to hit a sticking point. Last time I hit this sticking point I switched a DB Deadlift, but when I went back to BB deadlifts I lost ALOT of strenghth. ( when i switched I was doing 405*7, and when i went back to BB i was only able to et 315) So i dont want to swtich back to dumbbells.

I did some reseach and I came across Rack Pulls. Basically, I assume you would set the pins just below the knees. It would appear that this type of movement would work the back more ( that whole reason I deadlift). It seems it would cut down on the overlap of the other workouts.

I was just wondering if any uses these or have used them in the past and what there experiences with them were.



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CISCO (ashburnham, ma, U.S.A.) on 4/29/2006 2:16:06 PM

you′ve tried to change the exercise, that didn′t work, the problem sounds like you need more intense contractions, with more rest. The fact that you come back weaker shows that you only dug a bigger whole with a different "shovel".

Danobolic (Canada, Ontario, Canada) on 4/29/2006 6:56:27 PM


I′ve just incorporated rack pulls in my training. My first workout, i was able to use 455x 7 reps. What a difference it made in comparison to full deads. My entire back was so sore, that i couldn′t even stand a light massage. Give it a go, I′m sure new thickness will come soon.

trader273 (Painesville, OH, U.S.A.) on 4/29/2006 11:05:11 PM

Thanks for the replies.


How low did u place the pins? I was reading on-line that just below the knee was the best place. Whats your opinion?


B-WINE (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands) on 5/1/2006 7:20:28 AM

"The fact that you come back weaker shows that you only dug a bigger whole with a different "shovel"."

Nice one, CISCO!

This reminds me of Dorian Yates′ style of Deadlifting: lowering the barbell untill just below the knees.

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