Deadlift Question

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  1. JAFAR

    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Do you usually let the bar down in between your individual lifts, or do you do full sets without letting the bar hit the ground?

    Right now I'm doing sets of 5, about 10 seconds between lifts, with the bar touching the ground.

    I tried to get the PTs at my gym to critique my form on the bb deadlift, and they all told me bb deadlifts are bad for my back, and to just use the shrug/dl machine. I want to do it old school, screw the machine.
     
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    if youre just doing straight sets definitely come down to the ground. best thing for form is to bring it back down, let go of it, reset and start the next rep
     
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    Thanks, that's what I was doing but I just wanted to make sure. It's ridiculous that I can't count on the trainers at the gym for any assistance anymore.
     
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    just set it down, quickly regrip and rip it
     
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    I usually just barely set it down.

    But then again, my dl form probably blows anyway.
     
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    I touch and go on heavier sets.
     
  7. why?
     
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    because I keep my form the same from rep 1 to rep 2 without regripping. i want every rep to be as hard as the last.
     
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    touch and go is easier though.
     
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    meh, maybe i'm using the wrong phrase for it. i do a full rep, set it down, pause a second and go again. i don't see how thats easier :dunno:
     
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    yeah typically touch and go means when you put the weight down for a fraction of a second and pull it back up. So there is still momentum and it is easier to pull.

    When you leave it on the ground for a second, you are reseting it.
     
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    ah, bouncing off the floor ya mean. yah, i don't bounce.
     
  13. Without a reset you are prone to injurys from loss of tightness and yes its easier.
     
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    I ussually hold the bar right above the ground for around 2secs, and than rip it back up
     
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    your PT is retareded :wiggle:
     
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    :werd: I've heard stupid shit from every single one of them. I don't even bother asking/talk to them anymore.
     
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    They'll figure out a way for you to cable train DL's if you keep asking them.

    Just keep your back straight, head forward and rip it. I set it down and lose all momentum, then pull it back up.
     
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    But I never regrip. Once the bar has stopped moving just pull again.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    What if you just let it hang for a couple secs to lose momentum?
     
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    Well I'm no expert. But, I would let it rest on the floor, seems to me that it would strain your shoulders and back pretty bad to hold it off the floor. It that's what you're even meaning.
     
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    Yea thats what I do, hold for 2secs, seems to help my grip alot
     
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    I could see how that would be true. If it works for you then go for it, just make sure to pay attention to any could be injuries.
     
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    When I go heavy I have to reset or else I'll lose my grip, so I do it always just to get in the habit. That way I am guranteed a pause and my reset is quick. Once my grip is as advanced as yours I will stop regriping.
     
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    Im not sure if its a matter of being advanced or more that take a few seconds to set me grip the first time so that I dont need to reset it again.
     
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    my grip is definatly my weak point as far as DLing goes and I just simply can't hold on to the weights I am lifitng for very long if I dont reset. It is getting alot better but I made the mistake of using straps for everything early on.
     
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