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    Deadlift mechanics coming down?

    Any of you deadlift experts tell me if i'm doing them incorrectly?

    I have problems coming down. Am I bringing the weight down in a completely controlled manner? Or am I ALMOST "dropping" it in a sense?

    I've put on a little more weight than what I first started doing them as and now it's as if my body doesn't know to bring it down in a totally controlled motion or "dropping"...

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    You don't need to let it down slowly. In fact it's probably better if you don't. Just don't drop it completely and keep your hands on the bar.
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    This powerlifter at my gym drops the weight at the top of his lift then resets every rep. Even when I am doing my max (405) I still hold onto the weight on the way down. Just beng at your hips and let that thing fly down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    This powerlifter at my gym drops the weight at the top of his lift then resets every rep. Even when I am doing my max (405) I still hold onto the weight on the way down. Just beng at your hips and let that thing fly down.

    Though lifters do drop the weight totally sometimes depending on their training, in comps isn't it true you have to maintain control?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBomber View Post
    Though lifters do drop the weight totally sometimes depending on their training, in comps isn't it true you have to maintain control?
    For most judges keeping your hands on the bar until it hits the floor is good enough. I basically let it drop but my hands stay on the bar for a few seconds after it hits the floor just to show the judges.

    At one of my first competitions the head judge asked one of the SHW lifters to stop slamming the weight down so on his third attempt when he got the 'down' signal he did a completely controlled, slow decent and set the weight down like it was 135lbs on the bar.
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    If I am doing touch and go reps, I usually lower the weight slower and try and just tap the floor.

    If I am doing reps from a stop on the floor, I let it down fast, but maintain control by holding onto the bar.

    *After my last rep or if I pull a heavy single, I drop it like it's hot from the top!


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    ^^^ What he said, goes for me, as well.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    I lift at a commercial gym so I have to ease it down... I wish i could just drop the bitch

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    Drop that mother****er to the floor.

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