Having done a search there is little info on this excercise and it isn't listed on exrx. Can someone please tell me which muscles it hits, and is it much different than SLDLs.
^-- rack pulls and ima say they hit the upper traps as well as some other ones I don't probably know about
^--straight leg dead lifts..
Rack pull is used to simulate the upper half of a deadlift, it is used to hammer your back, it also brings in your upper back, traps, arms etc.. .same as a deadlift.
The SLDL is a hamstring dominant excersize...
Rack pulls hit just about everything the same as a deadlift, but are used to strengthen deadlift lockout by providing the lifter with a higher load capacity for the upper portion of the lift than would normally be achievable from a lower pull.
That's a confusingly long sentence.
I love rack pulls.
I just wanted to add that.