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How To Do Rack Pulls


#1

I have a few questions and would be grateful if you guys can help me out

1)Do i drag the bar along my legs during the rack pull?

or

2)do i keep close to my body but make sure it DOES NOT touch my body?

i have seen a female powerlifter drag the bar along her legs while doing a rack pull.Is this correct or wrong.

I started rack pulling recently and i do it around knee level.I drag the bar along my legs.


#2

No expert, but I'm pretty sure you want the bar to drag. Just like when you do the full deadlift.


#3

I'm not sure how you could keep more than 95lbs. from dragging up your legs.


#4

Just like a deadlift, except you start higher. Don't overthink it...it's a power move.


#5

I'm certainly not strong compared to most on T-Nation, but I pulled 455 from just below the knees about a week ago and it didn't drag up my leg. I think, and it's only a guess, that it has a lot to do with the way one is built.


#6

I can't picture that at all.


#7

I was thinking about this. I'm pretty damn sure that it's a rarity for the bar to actually drag up my legs. There's the off-chance that I don't realize the dragging, but I'm pretty sure I would on warm ups. I'm going to agree with LBRTRN and say it has mostly to do with the way one is built.


#8

Just position yourself like you would for the last part of your deadlift.


#9

for the rack pull is your shoulder girdle set, rounded foward, or pinched back?