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What is your take on the deadlift? My trainer desires me to avoid it.


At heart, I’m a powerlifter and also I enjoy the sensation of holding a lots of weight in my hands. I don’t do the standard deadlift any longer. For me, carrying out the ground is just also risky.

Instead, I do one more favored exercise: rack deadlifts. To execute shelf deadlifts, set the safety and security bars in a power shelf simply below knee elevation. With your back directly, draw the weight up until you’re in a standing position with your hips in line with your shoulders. Meticulously reduced to the begin setting, bringing the weight to a dead quit. Don’t throw the weight down as well as bounce back up– if you’re doing that, you’re taking the stress off the back muscles.

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Wide-grip Pulldown / 5* sets / 20-10 reps

Close-grip Pulldown / 4 sets / 20-12 reps

Machine Pullover / 4 sets / 15 reps

Wide-grip Pullup / 3 sets / To failure

Seated Pulley Row / 4 sets / 15-12 reps

Rack Deadlift / 4 sets / 12-6 reps

T-bar Row / 5 sets / 15-10 reps

*Preceded by three warmup sets

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