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Old 05-30-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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Anyone know the standard bar height for competition deadlifts? Last week when I deadlifting at the YMCA in Minneapolis the bar was higher. I think I have been deficit deadlifting for 3 years
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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lol... thats probably a good thing for when you compete
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lol... thats probably a good thing for when you compete
It does make me feel happy. Yesterday I bought some more Weider plates and those suckers were even smaller then my old Weiders.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #4
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I believe it's 45 centimeters. I am going to go check my weight.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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Sure enough, my weights are 39 centimeters. So my deadlift PR is actually a deficit deadlift PR.
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lol, good for you Steve... i wonder if that is what the bar sits at with bumper plates on it?
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The 25 kg Ivanko calibrated IPF plates have a diameter of 17 3/4 inches or 45.1 cm.
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never thought about it

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The 25 kg Ivanko calibrated IPF plates have a diameter of 17 3/4 inches or 45.1 cm.
I'm itching to deadlift this week with the extra 1.25 inches. I know it doesn't sound like much but it excites me like a little kid on Christmas....
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No dude, I totally understand. It's like:

"Aw **** yeah I can't wait to see how explosive I am off the floor after doing deficit deadlifts for 3 years"
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