View Full Version : platform deads

01-04-2007, 06:15 PM
l never done them, how high should the platform be?


01-05-2007, 02:24 AM
doesnt really matter depends how deep you wanna go...I have done them on somthing 2 20k buppers high and on somthing 1 10k bumper high

we did them starting the deepesst and thruour workouts eventually worked up to pin lockouts so we worked all different areas of our deads...then we did a max!! it was fun :)

01-05-2007, 02:46 AM
Why do you want to do deads off a platform - for hamstrings?

Try Romanian deadlifts instead. Way more effective, no lower back strain.

01-05-2007, 06:22 AM
You'd do platform DLs to add a little ROM to the movement and, the idea is, to increase your power off the floor.

IMHO, you don't want to be using a platform any higher than 4".

My form starts to deteriorate on the last set (405), but here's a video clip of a platform DL max effort day: http://media.putfile.com/platform-DL

01-05-2007, 03:57 PM
3-4" is key.

01-05-2007, 06:53 PM
I just use 25's instead of 45's. Makes a big difference.

01-06-2007, 05:39 PM
My bad. Noticed too late it was in the powerlifting forum.

<goes back to eating cookies>