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    platform deads

    l never done them, how high should the platform be?

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    Senior Member stepto180's Avatar
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    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

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    Just watch me ... Built's Avatar
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    Why do you want to do deads off a platform - for hamstrings?

    Try Romanian deadlifts instead. Way more effective, no lower back strain.

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    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:
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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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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