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Old 02-17-2009, 11:28 AM   #9
Dave Van Skike
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Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer View Post
I thought about that but since I am trying to make this an O'Lifting assistance exercise I opted to lift with the shoes. They are Do-wins from Glenn by the way...
If it's an assistance excercise, who cares how heavy it is?

You can immediately drive it higher by using a mixed grip, straps, or hook grip, ditching your shoes, and pulling like a Dl'er not an olympic lifter, and heaven forefend...learning to use a belt. In about 5- 6 sessions you'll be pulling over four plates. But it's an assit why bother?

Just keep doing what you're doing, mix in back off sets of heavy RDL's and heavy, heavy rows. Your "clean" DL will shoot up gradually without shoe removal or learning a different technique if that's somehow important.
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