I’m currently running Westside and am programming deadlifts from blocks on ME lower body days, set so that the bar is about two inches underneath the knee. Today was my first attempt at this variation – I have done rack pulls before (admittedly the last time was ca. 4 years ago), but I understand that pulling from blocks has a better carryover to deadlifting.
From what I understand, one should be able to block pull a bit more weight than when pulling from the floor. However, today I was only able to reach 185 kg without my form completely breaking down (my max deadlift is 207.5 kg, making this about 92% of my deadlift 1RM).
I doubt this was a set-up issue; I rather think that this is indicative of some kind of weakness in my posterior chain, but I’m not sure of what exactly. What perplexes me is the glaring imbalance between pulling from blocks and from the floor. Has anyone else had this problem before? And does anyone have any general tips for block pulls?
Thanks in advance!