Ok, this is probably not the right term for this exercise but here is the deal: I started doing deadlifts recently-pulling from the floor-and had a very good personal trainer friend of mine assess my technique.
He had me start the movement from a stand and lower the weights down to my thighs were about parellel, then return to starting position. When i asked him about pulling from the floor he said NO WAY should i pull from the floor yet; my posterior chain was extremly tight limiting my abilty to sit back with hips high and i could not keep my lower back from rounding when approaching parallel.
so my question then is whther doing a DL like this is still beneficial regarding strength and posterior chain development? If so, could i also do these with a dumb bell or trap bar for more focus on the glutes/hams and work the lower/upper back with extrensions and face pulls?