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    I had a question about dead lifting. When my legs are not tired I dead lift from the ground and when my legs are tired I put it on the rack and just use my back does it make a difference?

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    One is a deadlift, the other is called a rack pull. Rack pulls don't work your legs nearly as much, but still work your back. You should be able to pull a lot more weight doing rack pulls.

    I love rack pulls. Set a pr last week of 485
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    The rack helps a lot with me focusing on my back. I try to do both mix it out threw out the months. Any other feed back would be great.
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    I like Rack Pulls for being able to use heavier weight to train yourself to bring your hips through which really helps with Deads and Squats.
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    Rack pulls are usually used for the lockout. Great for lower back and traps, if you shrug with it.
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    you will probably bump your DL poundages by alternating DL with rack pulls.Regular deads should only be trained every other week or less. I will normally do a cycle of progressive pulls once a week for about 4 weeks and then alternate DL with powercleans and trap bar deads every other week.my 3 rep max has gone up dramatically on this routine. try to vary your shrug movements also. you can also do deads with a snatch grip or on a 4" wood block to get more range. try to switch things up every feww weeks and you will continue to improve. good luck.
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    sometimes my legs are just too thrashed to do deads or squats as im in construction and do alot of stairs and ladders and walking. on these days i will do good mornings shrugs trap bar high pulls(awsome for upperback) and some core work. get one of those ab wheels and work up to doing them from a standing position(this take real core strength).
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    Rack pulls are used for two reasons:

    For PLers they are used for lockout strength

    For BBers they are often used in place of DLs as its a more isolated movement and has less risk of injury.

    Both are good and I rotate them in my programs. I do feel deadlifting from the floor is by far the better movement and it always keep me sore for a couple days. Full ROM is where its at for any movement.
  

  
 

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