Hi I am new to these boards and I would appreciate some help.
I have been involved in strength training for about 8 years and have seen constant improvement in all my lifts except deads. I have recently been trying and failing to pull 495. My squat is 700+ but I cannot seem to pull 495 past my knees. I get stuck right below my knees and everything I do fails.
What am I doing wrong? Any advice would be much appreciated.
its probably a weakness in the glutes, train them hard.
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Rack pulls/block pulls where you're sticking at, deadlifts againts bands, glute work, low back work. What kind of deadlift workout are you following?
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I am 5'9" about 330. So short with thick legs and shorter arms.
I usually do them on my lower body days. One week I will concentrate on my squats and the next I will concentrate on deads. On squat days I usually do some kind of variation, recently it has been Rack Pulls, for sets between 12-15. On the other days I usually to 3-5 sets to failure going no less than 5 reps
As far as training goals I have a strongman competition in September but is more of a warm up for December when I will have my first competition not as a novice. It seems as my deads is the only lift holding me back
Would you consider SL to be more beneficial than bent legged? For transitioning into strongman what would be a more useful exercise?
Like has been stated before you should check out strengthening your glutes. Check this article out:
It talks about deadlifts in there.
Hope all works out man!
Those are awesome... thanks man
It is really tough for the Dickie do's to get in a good starting position for the deadlift.
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Just get under the bar!
Pulling against bands!!
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
Bench geared 525 @ 210
Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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