Can’t really see this being beneficial for your deadlifts. Just deadlift. If you want to do something similar to a deadlift that starts with an eccentric, then do RDLs. If you want to handle more weight at lockout on the deadlift, do some reverse band DLs.[/quote]
You really can’t see the benefit?
Hell, I perform all my reps touch and go, so it just seems like the next evolution to me. Why have a dichotomy when you can just do all movements and have more tools in your toolbox?[/quote]
So because you do all your reps touch and go, you assume this has been beneficial and should be extrapolated further? Have you logged everything and taken a close enough look to see that touch and go is providing more benefits than actually performing the deadlift as you would in competition?
A deadlift preceded by an eccentric is simply a different lift than the deadlift. Many advocate strongly for only doing singles because of this. Others note that if doing more than singles, you should reset completely each time. Otherwise you’re not working on breaking the bar off the floor without an eccentric proceeding it.
Bottom line, no I don’t see the benefit. I’d be doing deficit DLs, banded or reverse band deadlifts, sumo deadlifts etc. before I ever thought about using this as a variation. [/quote]
Considering I got my deadlift up to 601lbs in the 181lb weight class, I am unconcerned on if touch and go provides more benefits than deadstop, as what matters to me is that it provides benefits period. As long as something works, I don’t see a need to change it.
You have to think of these movements as deadlift builders, not the deadlift itself. Hell, I only deadlift once every 2 months, the rest of the time I pull ROM progression mat pulls touch and go, but my comp lift keeps going up. Next week, I am pulling 605 off the floor and shooting for a touch and go triple.[/quote]
I personally only program conventional deadlifts and perform all my reps deadstop, but I agree with what you are saying and you are obviously strong as all get-out. Many programs (Sheiko and Westside come to mind) don’t have you full ROM deadlifting often if ever.
I think OP needs to tell us 1) what he deadlifts currently, 2) what his program is, and 3) why he or she wants to do this style of DL.