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Old 05-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #18
Zak198
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You'd be hard-pressed to find great deadlifters who don't pull from the floor often, and as the main component of their deadlift training. As a novice lifter coming up, I was led to believe the deadlift was non-technical, and a totally different animal from the other two powerlifts. I think that's bad advice for most people and if you treat it primarily as a sport skill you'll be best served. Pulls from the floor and close variations seem to be the ticket for me. Right now I pull on one day, and do snatch pulls after squats on the other. A month out from my last meet I rotated in paused deads (1-2" off the ground) for the snatch pulls. The result was a 16 lb meet PR, and hitting a 551 pull after missing 545 on a third attempt 12 weeks before.
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Meet PRs (Raw):

Squat - 490
Bench - 325
Deadlift - 567
Total - 1383 @ 217

Gym PRs (Raw):

Squat - 500
Bench - 365
Deadlift - 580
Press - 245
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