Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Strength & Health TV - Episode 48: Building Your Deadlift With Rack Pulls.

The rack pull gets a bad rap as a deadlift exercise, in fact it's almost as looked down upon as the sumo deadlift. I've found the rack pull to be an effective lower back builder when done correctly.

Louie Simmons told me that when you do rack pulls you need to make sure to eliminate the leg drive you get when pulling from the floor. If you set up for a rack pull like you're pulling off the ground you'll be using a ton of leg drive and lifting a lot more than you can pull. What we've found is by doing them the way he suggests it often allows you to use less than you deadlift from the ground. The only time I've found this not to be the case is with my lifters who pull conventionally and use a ton of back - you've seen them - they basically stiff leg the bar off the ground.

I hope you enjoy this week's episode and if you have any questions or suggestions on future show topics please leave them in the comments section below.

Stay Strong AND Healthy,


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