I HATE setting up to deadlift.
- 10-31-2010, 03:10 AM
I HATE setting up to deadlift.
I don't hate to deadlift, but God do I hate setting the bar up to deadlift. I hate sliding the weight plates on the bar while the bars on the floor and I hate taking the plates off when I'm done. I have to slide the plates across the floor to get them off and I'm only deadlifting 220 right now, Idk what I'm going to do once I start stacking 45Lb plates on the bar. Once I move I'll be deadlifting in a garage with a concrete floor. Anybody have a solution to this, like some kind of device I can buy lol? In this video there is some kind of device that wheels the bar around. I'd love to have something like that, that also elevates the bar up a few inches if such a device exists.
- 10-31-2010, 04:05 AM
Its called warm ups and cool downs. Throw a plate on, lift it a couple times, throw another plate on.
10-31-2010, 04:29 AM
10-31-2010, 09:29 AM
Do you have a power rack? you can setup the plates on there, and use platforms on the outsides and inside the power rack to simulate a "raised" floor in case the bar hits the lowest safety bar before the plate hits the floor...
10-31-2010, 01:57 PM
Use 35's instead of 45's. Or use just 1 pair of 45's then 35's will be up off the floor.
But I feel your pain.....having to load and unload a bunch 'o 45's is not fun!!
And LOL, Sluggy might be right!!
I give a f**K!!
10-31-2010, 05:05 PM
Wow we have a "crane" that goes underneath the bar and raises it up, then locks into place while you put plates on both sides. then you tip it and it sets the bar on the floor. We have 2 and I think they are home made, but I'll ask they gym owner if he knows where they can be bought
edit: if I remember I'll take a picture of it tomorrow and post it here
10-31-2010, 05:49 PM
Start with 1 45 lb plate on each side
Take a 2.5 or 5 lb plate and roll the inner corner of one of the 45s up onto that. Put weights on and roll off 5 lb plate. Repeat on the other side. Basically roll the bar bell ( plates on bar bell actually) onto a small object to get it a few inches up to make loading and unloading easier.
10-31-2010, 07:33 PM
10-31-2010, 07:40 PM
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...****295&p****197 - Deadlift Jack
http://www.westcarybarbell.com/index...products_****25 - Mini deadlift jack
Rolling the bar onto a five pound plate works pretty well too, but honestly just lift the damn bar up a quarter inch off of the floor and slide the plate on unless your doing something relatively heavy.
11-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Bro...you are deadlifting. You are performing arguably one of the most beneficial exercises one can do as a lifter. As you setup the bar and the weight your peers in the gym are watching, wishing they had the mental fortitude and the physical coordination and strength to perform a deadlift. If this alone doesn't cause you to take pleasure in racking your weights then try some mindgames with yourself.
Here's what I tell myself...but then I am a lil bit crazy...
It's an honor and a pleasure to rack my weights. Each one of them mocks me and taunts me to lift them. They scrutinize my form. Each time I add one of their buddies to the bar with them and lift them off the ground I conquer each one of them and let them know they cannot defeat me not even as a group and as I break the bar down I place each one of the weights back on the rack like sending a bad kid to put his face in the corner of a room only to wait for me next week when I will conquer them all over again.
11-01-2010, 09:41 PM
11-06-2010, 05:22 PM
killerkanadia: That's the way I like to set up too. I put the 45's on while it's still racked, then 35's or 25's to make up the difference. Much better than grinding 45's across the floor.
11-06-2010, 06:23 PM
I like to make it easy for people to add up the weight when they look over and see me swole and grunting as i slam the weights.
11-06-2010, 06:27 PM
11-06-2010, 08:03 PM
And if they don't look, i slam that **** harder!
haha... just kidding. I got in trouble last time i went all out.
11-06-2010, 08:07 PM
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11-13-2010, 09:05 PM
We have a squat rack that has two sets of arms, one to rack the bar for squats, and one to rack about waist height for deads...I put on 230...and shrug it off those lower arms and set it on the floor. You cant get something like this for home, or just make it with a trip to home depot?
11-13-2010, 09:16 PM
I don't get it.. nothing fancy needed, just lift the end of the bar up with one arm and slide the plates on one at a time with the other. Easy. Sounds like your estrogen might be a lil high. Just sayin.
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