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For Lockout: Rack Pull versus Pin Pull?


Hi CT,

I watched your capsule on pin pulls on Thib Army. I am trying to strengthen my lockout and was wondering if there is a big difference in the pin pull versus block pull. Would love to hear your thoughts.



Block pulls are actually a bit superior to improve the deadlit, but since few people have adjustable blocks I normally talk about pin pulls. From blocks the action of the bar is more similar to what happens in a real deadlift at the moment of separation


Thanks for the response!