[quote=“mikey1871, post:1, topic:235588, full:true”]
Hello all, I have a question to all you powerlifters. I see two types of deadlift training during reps. there is dead stop and touch and go. By touch and go I don’t mean slamming the bar on the floor and using momentum to do the next rep. That’s just stupid, I see people like the GOAT Ed Coan and silent mike, using the real touch and go method. I have heard arguments for this type of training like “It helps you dial in your technique” and it is true for me at least. But, then I hear the dead-stop argument such as “You will be stronger off the floor bu using dead-stop”. I really want to increase my deadlift this training cycle. Hopefully, you guys can answer this thread! Thank you[/quote]
Touch And Go Deadlifts
This method elicits a different training response. Essentially, it falls into the category of…
Reactive Strength Training
This method evokes the Stretch Reflex. The transition from Eccentric Action to Concentric Contraction is bridged by bouncing out of the bottom part of an exercise.
Research has demonstrated up to 18% more force is produced when the Stretch Reflex is elicited. That means you increase more force production; pull/push more weight and move faster.
Eccentric Deadlift Bar Speed
Allowing the bar into a controlled “Free Fall” (slamming into the platform) increases the force you will generate in the transition from Eccentric Action to Concentric Contraction. In other words, you are going to move more weight coming off the floor.
The Deadlift Style you employ is the determinate factor of if Bouncing The Deadlift is productive or counter productive.
Bouncing or Touch and Go Deadlifts is a productive training method for most Conventional Deadlifters. That because Conventional Deadlfiters are strong off the floor,
Thus, Dead Stop Conventional Deadlifts overload the first 1/3 of the movement, the strongest link but does little at overloading the weakest link.
The knee area is traditionally the weak link in the Conventional Deadlift. That means Dead Stops don’t allow much overloading in the knee area.
The Benefits of Bouncing/Touch and Go Conventional Deadlifts
It increease the loading in the sticking point, knee area.
It develops and increases Power off the floor, via Stretch Reflex Training.
Bouncing/Touch and Go Sumo Deadllifts may increase Power off the floor. However, the focus for Sumo Deadlifts should be on increasing Strength for greater Leg Drive.
Belt Squat with a Sumo Deadlift Stance is one of the most effective exercises.