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Help with Speed Deadlifts, 250kg for Triples


#1

Starting speed training again after my deadlift training, felt great but being told by some other lifters it's far too slow to be beneficial for acceleration-based training. What do you guys thing, should I just not bother with it and stick to normal paced heavy rep-work? I cant go any faster than this, even if I do drop the weight down due to my bicep reattachment surgeries I got 4 months ago it's not been the same since it's still a bit dodgy

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#2

Have you considered straps so you don't have to pull mixed grip with a recovering bicep tear?


#3

If I do speed pulls, it's usually with band tension. You can really rip into it that way. Depending on what type of set-ups you have, getting the right amount of band tension can be difficult. The short bands can be helpful for this, but they don't have a very long lifespan.

If I do speed pulls with chain weight helps a bit too, but end up turning more into rep work.

Lately, I've just switched to rep work as it's less to think about, either with straight weight or chains.


#4

me too mate, the reason I've stayed away from all this speed work stuff is because there is so much controversy over it haha. Plus, if I'm doing a set I feel it's useless unless I actually have to work for it.


#5

You have a huge deadlift. Do you train it heavy every week?


#6

yes I do, every 5-7 days I deadlift heavy