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    The benifit of partial deadlifts?

    After training with deadlifts yesterday, we decided to do partial deadlifts on the rack.
    Starting approx one third of the way up.
    Logic tells me that this may improve the strength in the last part of my deadlifts.

    Is this correct?
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    Yes.

    It also helps, mentally, with full pulls. It makes it that much easier to attempt heavier weights when you know you can finish it as long as you can start it.
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    Also called rack pulls

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    I love rack pulls, mainly because I can do alot more weight with them.

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    What height is it best to start the lift from?
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    Also called pin pulls. Great exercise to add size to your traps, too.

    If you're doing this to increase your lockout strength, figure out where your weakness is in your deadlift and use that height.
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    Yes, they are used to strengthen your lockout. They can also be used to work around injuries if doing a full pull is not possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by krboyd7 View Post
    What height is it best to start the lift from?
    usually you put the pins just below where your sticking point is or, if you're working lockout strength, just below the knee.

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    A great lower back strengthener, quite good for the traps, as well. Usually, from what I've read, you want to start with the bar just below your knees, but, as mentioned above, starting where your weakness is in your full dead, will help tremendously.
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    all good points here...
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