View Full Version : Platform/Block Deadlifts as related to shoulder / lower back problems?

05-11-2010, 02:26 PM
Has anyone gotten any info/experience on the adverse effects of doing block deadlifts with moderate weight [250+lbs]?

I've tried googling the exercise, but the most I've gotten on most websites is "is great to use to improve ROM for deadlifting in competition."

05-11-2010, 02:30 PM
What are you talking about?

05-11-2010, 02:54 PM
I've done platform DL, very humbling exercise. I've never had any problems, but I only stand on a 21/2inch platform. I think if you stood on a higher platform you could run into some problems.


05-11-2010, 02:59 PM
The guys I work out with use a 4-4.5 inch block. The bar is just barely high enough to get your feet under.

I was just wondering, because one of my friends had mentioned that block DLs could attribute or cause injuries in those two regions easier than a flat DL would. I just wanted to see if anyone had any knowledge of it.

05-12-2010, 07:35 AM
I got the idea from a past issue of PLUSA; I think the article was publish within the last year or the last 18 months.