yeah I remember you saying that in one of your videos about the calves! -I guess I’ll just focus on proper full body extension in my pulls and report back
I performed Trap Bar Deadlift layers monday standing on a 20kg plate… I focused on keeping my back more upright (more like a squat) and I really felt it in my quads! -one thing though, it seemed that during the first rep of every heavy set was very slow, it took me about 1 second before i could get the bar moving! -the rest of the set was always smooth but I’m concerned at how difficult the first rep is??? [/quote]
That is common to every “dead” lift, especially if you put your body in a less than advantageous mechanical position. As you work on it, it will improve, don’t worry.
to be honest, I was using a more touch-n-go approach than full reset between reps, should I lower the weight and go for full resets for hypertrophy?[/quote]
YES!!! Touch and go on any deadlift is to be avoided. First because it “cheats” the weight up with a small rebound, second because you can get out of position and risk an injury, third because you will not improve “dead starts” if you do not practice them.
The only thing that touch and go deadlifts are for is to boost your ego.
lastly, whats your thoughts on training through muscle pain? my mid back / quads are aching after trap deadlifts yesterday, i’m meant to be doing high pulls tomorrow… should i take an extra rest day or push through? -should there be much aching at all on this program?
-Thanks in advance, and for all your help so far! [/quote]
It depends on the pain, if it is just muscle soreness, work through it (it will actually get better as the workout progresses). If it is an unjury pain, wait until it is healed.