View Full Version : Deadlift Velocity

07-15-2007, 05:04 AM
When DL'ing I lift the bar up way too slowly.

What should I be looking into to correct this problem?

07-15-2007, 05:14 AM
Get stronger.

07-15-2007, 05:23 AM
Get stronger.

Yup ^^

I'm no expert, so feel free to shoot me down if i am incorrect.

Try, perhaps, incorporating rack pulls, deficit pulls and some DE (dynamic effort) work in your routine. The DE work is based on speed, so i think you're supposed to start off with a certain percentage of your 1RM and do, for example, 7 sets of 3 reps, or 2 reps, but really fast - that may help...

However, as long as you're getting the weight up, it may not matter how long it takes.

Chris Rodgers
07-15-2007, 08:07 PM
Pull it faster, seriously.

Do you actually try and pull each weight as if it is an all-out 100% max attempt? Of course, you have to do this while keeping your form tight, that's the trick. Speed work will help you practice this, but you must do it on the heavy sets too.