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DL From Blocks, What Height?


#1

Hi guys, I wish to improve my deadlift to around 260kg soon, My weakest place is lockout just above knees, now I been doing lockouts, normally people do them just below knee, but I heard even lower is better, as mid shin is where you slow down

do you think its better to do it mid shin or just below knee to increase deadlift


#2

I've always preferred mid shin.


#3

what can you do mid shin, I did them today mid shin basically dropped the height as use to do them literally about 1 cm below knee, I didnt find it that bad midshin, I was only 10kg down on a 5 rep max set on midshin what I did from just below knee! and the reps were a lot smoother and cleaner than when I did it just below knee


#4

what can you do mid shin? I was only 10kg down on a 5 rep max set compared to what I did just below knee (1cm below knee), and reps were cleaner and smoother, no hitch. Maybe its just Ive gotten stronger who knows, but are you meant to have a much weaker pull mid shin compared to just below knee?


#5

wheres my post?


#6

Most westside stuff says no higher than 3-6" off the ground. So that's a good place to start. Do them against bands and chains to overload the top.


#7

yeah thanks sorry about the multiple posts, they never showed up and now just have for some reason!

I dont have chains but do have blue, green and black bands but i dont use them often If Im honest. How can I use them? stand on the bands and pull method?


#8

I pull from a 10" box, which is just below the knees for me.


#9

For pulling against, rig up something like this:

You can loop them around a power rack as well. Or you can secure then around a deadlift platform using dumbells as anchors. Start with the lightest band.

Or for reverse you can do this:

Its easy to setup, just mess around a little. As long as you following some sort of laid out plan so you can track progress, you're fine.