Okay I have a question regarding deficit training in general. A lot of people love deficit deadlifts as a way to improve the bottom portion of the deadlift. However the ATG squat is lampooned by a lot of powerlifters when essentially the ATG squat is a "deficit parallel squat".
I'm curious about this inconsistency. Why is deficit training on some exercises seen as being so beneficial but not so in some other exercises? Does deficit training have a place in training at all?
Guys like Louie Simmons say to only train the range of motion that you use in a meet. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about this.
But other people love to train a larger range of motion because they say it makes them stronger. Thoughts on this?