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    rack deadlifts

    r rack deadlifts any good. i just started doing them the bar is below the knee.
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    Good for what? it takes leg out of the equation for the most part, and overloads the back
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    Originally Posted by NiallB36 View Post
    r rack deadlifts any good. i just started doing them the bar is below the knee.
    Rack Pulls, actually. Depends on who you ask. Above poster doesn't like them. I think they're useful for practicing specific parts of deadlift technique, but I wouldn't yet fully replace real deads . Some dude named "Dorian Yates" very much likes them due to his earlier injury issues so he doesn't really do full deadlifts anymore, only partials and rack pulls. Covers the spectrum of "no, maybe, yes". Win Win Win.
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    I read an article suggesting that rack pulls were done to isolate that specific part of the movement because it tends to be the hardest part of a DL.
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    Originally Posted by Xuaxace View Post
    Good for what? it takes leg out of the equation for the most part, and overloads the back
    well it's because i tore a tissue in my back 3yrs ago. was wondering can they still be good 4 building muscule.
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    Originally Posted by NiallB36 View Post
    well it's because i tore a tissue in my back 3yrs ago. was wondering can they still be good 4 building muscule.
    Anything can be "good" for building muscle, it all depends on the execution.
    I personally love rack pulls, for the purpose of hitting my posterior chain. I don't deadlift from the floor because by the time I get to rack pulls, I've already done heavy squats and heavy RDLs
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    rack deadlifts started below the knee can build significant muscle in your back. taking the legs out of the equation is not necessarily a bad thing if your primary focus in on strengthening and building the lower back muscles. it puts stress on the back, but that's the point. if you use proper form, and don't try to pile on tons of weight that your legs would normally assist with, rack deadlifts can be beneficial, but you can't ignore the benefits of deadlifts from the floor.
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    Originally Posted by mrmrbill View Post
    Rack Pulls, actually. Depends on who you ask. Above poster doesn't like them. I think they're useful for practicing specific parts of deadlift technique, but I wouldn't yet fully replace real deads . Some dude named "Dorian Yates" very much likes them due to his earlier injury issues so he doesn't really do full deadlifts anymore, only partials and rack pulls. Covers the spectrum of "no, maybe, yes". Win Win Win.
    I like them and I used them, it was asking what OP thought "any good" meant.
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    Originally Posted by btimmis View Post
    rack deadlifts started below the knee can build significant muscle in your back. taking the legs out of the equation is not necessarily a bad thing if your primary focus in on strengthening and building the lower back muscles. it puts stress on the back, but that's the point. if you use proper form, and don't try to pile on tons of weight that your legs would normally assist with, rack deadlifts can be beneficial, but you can't ignore the benefits of deadlifts from the floor.
    I always use a ton more weight on rack pulls than deads, as I thought was typical
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    Originally Posted by FunkymonkAW View Post
    I always use a ton more weight on rack pulls than deads, as I thought was typical
    I can also use more weight w/ rack lifts. I meant to suggest that heavy weight is something to work up to because the areas of stress are different.
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