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Old 06-11-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
Ted Babby
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Default Snatch Grip Deadlift from a Deficit

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.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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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.
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