l never done them, how high should the platform be?
Last edited by Prodigy06; 01-04-2007 at 05:15 PM.
doesnt really matter depends how deep you wanna go...I have done them on somthing 2 20k buppers high and on somthing 1 10k bumper high
we did them starting the deepesst and thruour workouts eventually worked up to pin lockouts so we worked all different areas of our deads...then we did a max!! it was fun
Why do you want to do deads off a platform - for hamstrings?
Try Romanian deadlifts instead. Way more effective, no lower back strain.
You'd do platform DLs to add a little ROM to the movement and, the idea is, to increase your power off the floor.
IMHO, you don't want to be using a platform any higher than 4".
My form starts to deteriorate on the last set (405), but here's a video clip of a platform DL max effort day: http://media.putfile.com/platform-DL
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3-4" is key.
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I just use 25's instead of 45's. Makes a big difference.
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Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
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My bad. Noticed too late it was in the powerlifting forum.
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