Many of you guys have asked me about how the concept of the perfect rep applies to the deadlift.
It doesn’t, at least not for the regular deadlift.
In my post ‘Overloading the stretch position’ I give 4 ways of maximizing tension at the turnaround point: the perfect rep, movements from a dead start, proper eccentrics and twitch reps.
The deadlift from the floor (or from pins) can only be done with the second category. So the way to maximize turnaround point tension is to start every deadlift repetition from a dead start, resetting properly on each rep.
The romanian deadlift is another story… but that is for another post!!!