[quote]serial lifter wrote:
agreed,haha turned out to be an interesting thread,the guy posted his question /vid on a powerlifting forum about a powerlifting movement so i gave him powerlifting suggetions from my powerlifting exp,which is why i said “lose the straps” but when not training for power lifting, sure use straps if its an asset to do so. haha, if my sport DID allow straps for dead lift i would have the latest triple ply super extra grippy ones;)[/quote]
Amazingly, I’ve had a lot of success in powerlifting by using things that aren’t allowed in competition. Touch and go reps, multiple reps per set, swiss bars, safety squat bars, bands, chains, machines, dumbbells, etc.
I’ve known a lot of folks that have succeeded by being purist, but I’ve also known a lot that used a variety of tools to get there. To me, a strapped deadlift is just one more tool. As long as your comp deadlift goes up, everything is good.
Sorry to derail the thread TC. Can definitely make a different one if you’d like. I didn’t see much more need to comment on DL technique, as what input has been given was spot on.