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Old 08-30-2011, 03:51 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
To tie this back in with what Steve has experienced. He may well have been a candidate for a 'relatively' weak upper back. Strengthening his upper back via the use of overload by the straps, allowing him to lift weights he might not have done without straps has improved his deadlift, without him suffering any ill-effects from the straps taking up the slack.
Excellent post.

I didn't start lifting real heavy back work until about 2 years ago. In that time my rows have rocketed up. I also never deadlifting seriously until late 2007.

My upper back strength went up substantially in the last several years.
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