So far after two sessions of deficit deads (using 25s instead of 45s) I can really see where my problems are. My one rep max is around 400 and I find repping out 250 while trying to keep good form is quite difficult. These definately force you to use your legs and if you don't you'll know. The weight is light but the motion is difficult to keep perfect. I think this is going to be the best thing for my deadlift.
I like them a lot too. But I'm too lazy to pile on 25's so I just stand on a 3-4" platform.
I did them again today. I decided to try 315 for a single and see what happens. I can do 335x5 without too much problems. 315 literally flew up like it was nothing, literally.
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Everyone is different, but my strength on deficit deads is almost the same as my off the floor strength.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
I never had the speed off the floor. 315 would come up slow but after a certain point it was easy. This time the bar actually accelerated through the lift very very well this time.
They really helpes me develop speed off of the floor.