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Deadlift Replacement

I’m going back to college (for the first time in a year) next week. The problem is that while I was out of school I really started started working out and developed an affection for Deadlifts. But, the college gym doesn’t have a platform and won’t let me do them :frowning: So now I’m looking for a replacement exercise. I’ve got Bulgarian deads and DBell Deads, but those aren’t really the same as a regular deadlift. Any suggestions?

If you’ve got a power rack you can do rack pulls. Do them off a box, and you can get the same ROM. Also, lots of RDL’s and good mornings will help build the PC.

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
If you’ve got a power rack you can do rack pulls. Do them off a box, and you can get the same ROM. Also, lots of RDL’s and good mornings will help build the PC.[/quote]

Heavy GM’s will aid the DL as well.

Phill

Oh and he GM’s do them from a dead stop on the pins or chain suspended iot will really mimic the move and musculature of the DL starting from a dead stop.

Phill

Cool, thanks guys. We do have a power rack and I think ill try the rack pulls.