View Full Version : Snatch Grip Deadlift from a Deficit

Ted Babby
06-11-2012, 03:34 AM
Hello everybody! I am new around here, pleasure to meet you guys. :)

I recently started experimenting with the snatch grip deadlift from a three inch deficit. I am around 5'11'' so I basically start from a full squat position. The movement feels completely natural and just awesome. I am a huge fan of this exercise.
The only problem I have is that it seems to stress my rotator cuff quite a bit.

I basically have three questions:

- Am I overrating it when I think it combines the best of the squat and the deadlift?
- What is a truly strong snatch grip deadlift from a three inch deficit? My best is 365 for a triple.
- Any advice how to save my rotator cuff from excessive stress?

If you have any questions or comments, I will try my best to get back to you asap. Thanks.

Greg Everett
06-11-2012, 09:22 AM
Maybe overrating it a bit if you mean that it could replace the squat.

365x3 is pretty good. the question is what it looks like.

It shouldn't bother your RC. Figure out what's wrong w your RC and fix it. I doubt the DL is the actual problem.