I was just thinking about doing dead lifts (I use lifting straps and do touch and go dead lifts) and I was thinking about how I don’t do them right because I use lifting straps and touch and go. And then it came to me that perhaps touch and go lifting straps build muscle better than paused dead lifts with bare hands…
Think about it, touch and go your body never gets to relax. It probably puts you with more time under tension.
Guys who deadlift pausing after each rep would be surprised how hard your upper back has to work to remain straight and flexed for a 5-10 rep set without being able to rest and regroup on the floor. Everything has to be flexed the whole time basically.
It also allows you to move more weight, which must lead to more muscle growth.
Touch and go dead lifts start you off in a better pulling position which may be safer, and again, allows you to move more weight.
And using lifting straps ensures you hit your back and legs as hard as possible because grip is no longer a issue.
I know some people don’t like using straps because they want big forearms, but for allot of people straps allow them to use so much more weight it is worth getting less forearm stimulation in order to get a WAY more over all muscle stimulation due to increased weight and reps.