Thanks WP, whats the benefit from doing rack pulls and modified deads like that. I know it allows you to use more weight, does that carry over to your full ROM dead? Or is the point just to have heavy shit in your hands for general overload to the whole system? I imagine some serious trap and grip work from this as well.[/quote]
the benefits really depend on the height of the elevation. IMO, if you are pulling from knee level or above it has absolutely ZERO carryover to the full ROM dead. it’s basically just an ego lift at that point. now, if you are pulling from midshin you will notice that you will actually be lifting less than your full ROM dead. the reason for this is because most people are weak at midshin because that’s a transition point in the deadlift. without the speed off the floor to get you through that transition point, your numbers will be much lower. as a result, that is exactly where one should pull from if they want to pull from an elevation. without that speed you will really need to learn to strain to get the bar moving from that point.
Discovered exactly this tonight deadlifting off 4" blocks. Expected to go over my 1 rep max off the floor (484) and didn’t get close, managed 3 reps with 451. I’m glad I read this I feel better now. Thanks.