I’d measure the diameter of the weights, compare to what standard ones are, and I’m guessing they will be 1" smaller. If that is the case, set them on top of a plate to start the pull, should make the length of your pull about equal, sort of like a very mini block pull.
I’m interested in this thread as it looks like you get to my sticking point, and your body does the same thing as mine. It shakes and appears to lose all strength all together. You get to the spot, then simply stop, no grind at all.
For me, I’ve been combatting that sticking point with block pulls. I put the bar directly below my knee caps, right where I get the back twinge / shake. I started barely able to pull 405 at that spot and I’m now doing 455x12 (my max pull is around 500).
It looks like your bar path is good, straight up, but because of that, your shoulders are over the bar the entire time and you aren’t able to pull back. Try placing the bar over your mid foot instead of against your chins and see if that helps. Or, like Markko said, sit down more which will pull your shoulders back.[/quote]
Yea i placed some smaller plates at the bottom but im not sure if its accurate. Rack pulls dont really work well for me cause my set up is very different. On rack pulls my back is textbook straight but i have to compensate that for a normal deadlift. I remember doing a triple for this weight for rack pulls. And i do them below knees too. The george leeman romanians or dimel deadlifts helped alot with my deadlifts. Went from 220kg to 240 in 3 months. Maybe i was drained thats why i couldnt grind it out.
I see what you meant by the shoulders over bar. I’ll probably have to try out sitting down more. Thanks for the advice[/quote]
If you can rack pull at your sticking point for the same weight you failed at, then that definitely is not any sort of issue.
Try one more thing. And I only mention this just because your fail looks exactly like mine do when I fail in good form (bad form fail is bad form fail). Lower the belt on your lower back even more, put it just above your ask, and get it as tight as you can. You won’t really be doing much bracing on the belt due to the position, but, for me, it removes the shake of the body and the lower back twinge and allows me to pull a shit ton more weight, the downside is it is much harder to get in a better position, but that is for me only, I’m 330 so I have a gut to deal with.
Try it on around a 85% pull with your belt where it is, then move the belt lower to where I say and see if you feel any speed increase or if it feels any easier.