Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Regarding Rack Pulls...I seem to receive more benefit when training for pure strength from good mornings and front squats. I never gave them enough of a run because of this. Not ruling out their effectiveness. Maybe I should try them on deadlift day for triples.
I haven't seen much carryover between rack pulls and pulling off the floor, ie my rack pulls ( from just below the knee ) has increased 50 pounds in the last couple months, my deadlift has increased very little. I think the main reason for it is because when I pull from the floor, when the bar passes the height that I rack pull from, my body is in a different position. It makes doing rack pulls just makes me better at doing rack pulls, which does have some benefit but not as much as i'd like.
6'8" 343# 45 years old.
330 farmers 40 feet 12 seconds
545 deadlift double overhand no straps
700 pound tire, 50 feet, 30 seconds
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