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I use to incorporate rack pulls into my workouts but then I realized I was getting more of a workout trying to set up the power rack and load the bar than actually doing the rack pulls so I don't do them very often anymore. I'll typically incorporate deadlift before rack pulls.
 
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I use to incorporate rack pulls into my workouts but then I realized I was getting more of a workout trying to set up the power rack and load the bar than actually doing the rack pulls so I don't do them very often anymore. I'll typically incorporate deadlift before rack pulls.
I'm just looking for something a little different.
 
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I tried a few rack pulls yesterday morning, I just could not "feel" them so I did bent rows instead !!
 
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I tried a few rack pulls yesterday morning, I just could not "feel" them so I did bent rows instead !!
I know wfreiling said he does rackpulls below the knee, but I don’t feel I get as much out of them at that height - I prefer them a few inches lower and try to set my torso a bit leaned over, how I would be at that phase of a floor deadlift. Otherwise, I just end up finishing a partial squat with the bar in my hands.

So if you try them anymore, maybe play with the height. I have done them for high reps (sets of 12-15) as well, but because you need to reset every rep and not bounce I think they shine better for heavier work ranges (3-8).
 
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I tried a few rack pulls yesterday morning, I just could not "feel" them so I did bent rows instead !!
I think as a "bodybuilder" you would get more out of the Romanian Deadlift than the rack pull more hip and lat stimulation. I see rack pulls as more of a performance builder than a hypertrophy specific movement. Not saying they can't be trained that way, just I think they are better suited for performance goals.
 
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I think as a "bodybuilder" you would get more out of the Romanian Deadlift than the rack pull more hip and lat stimulation. I see rack pulls as more of a performance builder than a hypertrophy specific movement. Not saying they can't be trained that way, just I think they are better suited for performance goals.
I haven't done these lately. Time for some stiff leg deadlifts !
 
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I haven't done these lately. Time for some stiff leg deadlifts !
If you want them to hit that thickness more I would go with an RDL over an SLDL, very similar, but you can load a romanian a lot heavier, and in my opinion a healthier option for the lower back.
 
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If you want them to hit that thickness more I would go with an RDL over an SLDL, very similar, but you can load a romanian a lot heavier, and in my opinion a healthier option for the lower back.
Yeah SLDL is very specific: you are intentionally doing a deadlift with the low back. It’s direct erector training, and if you lose your brace for a moment you’re probably going to get hurt.
 
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Yeah SLDL is very specific: you are intentionally doing a deadlift with the low back. It’s direct erector training, and if you lose your brace for a moment you’re probably going to get hurt.
Right and to me a romanian is like a lower rack pull that you never put down.
 
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After yesterday, I will be doing yard debris dead lifts, my back hurts already !!
 
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Started my Ursa Major from Apex Alchemy today !
 
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Day 3 of my Apex Alchemy Ursa Major run down 3lbs (I'm sure it water) waist is already feeling tighter and strength is good. @xR1pp3Rx , @Renew1 & @nostrum420
 
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Sick product photography skills. Can we use that for insta?
 
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how much do you plan to use, and also what are your expectations?
I am currently using 1ml every morning after my shower, I will be adding in True Shred in about a week, my goal is to get leaner and back into my 32" waist jeans.
 
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good luck @Rocket3015
 
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Can we tag you? Do you do Instagram things?
Rocket's home gym is like an old school bodybuilding gym. @Rocket3015 you need to start taking a photo of all your supplements and selling them for avertisement ;)
 
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Rocket's home gym is like an old school bodybuilding gym. @Rocket3015 you need to start taking a photo of all your supplements and selling them for avertisement ;)
Maybe my next hobby !!
 
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I guess I can't take them all in the same spot ??
 
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I guess I can't take them all in the same spot ??
Mrs. Nos wants a variety shot. Not sure how many different items you have. She also says whatever you did with the light this time was better "less yellow" in her words. (She's a professional wedding photographer so she gets super into this stuff.)
 
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In the last two photos you have seen my entire collection of Apex Alchemy products, I have just recently discovered how well they work.
 
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Down 3lbs since starting Ursa Major but my stomach is already tighten up nicely :)
 
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Down to my last tub of Radiate, it's even my favorite flavor. @Monte_Cristo


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I took that while my wife was at the shore, I will have to get an updated pic sometime ............
 
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Someone is a ghost protein fan! ;)
@The Solution keeps me hooked up on the deals, Muscle Sports got some good flavors also !! Right now I'm drinking some Dymatize, it's very good!
 
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@The Solution keeps me hooked up on the deals, Muscle Sports got some good flavors also !! Right now I'm drinking some Dymatize, it's very good!
You ready for the holiday seasonal flavors coming up?
 
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@The Solution keeps me hooked up on the deals, Muscle Sports got some good flavors also !! Right now I'm drinking some Dymatize, it's very good!
We don't carry ghost protein over at strong but maybe one day!
 
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The protein RTD's drop next week for cereal milk and Chips Ahoy
You've got my attention. I'll definitely have to check those out when they drop.
 

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