Gonna start with some background here but my question is at the end if you wanna skip to that. So, one of my buddies from high school has an instagram account dedicated to his powerlifting progress. Very strong guy, squats around 450, deadlifts around 500, and benches around 260 @ 187lbs. The other day he put up a video of himself deadlifting 315x18 touch n go. He was doing it off of 1-2" pads (because they’re one of those gyms) but it didn’t look like he was bouncing it as much as he was tapping the floor lightly. Needless to say that seeing him do this so easily piqued my interest.
I’ve always been a dead stop kinda guy, and I’m not sure why that is, but I tried touch n go yesterday for the first time. I did my best to emulate what I recalled my buddy doing, and I got 8 fairly easy reps with a weight that I normally probably would’ve had to grind hard to get 6-7. So, not a huge difference, but still a difference.
There’s a lot of people here who are stronger and more experienced than me, and I’m looking for everyone’s opinion: which way is better, if there even is a better way? Am I missing out on anything if I continue deadlifting with a touch n go style? Thanks guys