Originally Posted by Tom Rawls
thanx for the replies.
Let me try one additional question, if I may:
How do various pulls compare to deadlifts? Snatch pull. Clean pull/high pull.
Can they be used a substitutes?
I know some people say there is not such thing as a stupid question. I hope I am not disproving that notion.
depends on the goal.
All deadlifts are good.
all pulls are good.
pulls are not the same as deadlifts,
deadlifts are not the same as pulls.
pulls are assist movements to the DL,
the DL is and assist movement to pulls.
When to use which?
The answer is "it depends" varying DL variations is useful for.
People who compete in the lifts and need to rotate max effort work,
People who need a deload day to work a heavy deadlifts without going into ME territory, (I sub Sumo Dl to spare my low back, I suck at it so the weights are lighter)
People who compete in the lift or similar lift and need to work one end of the movement or another. working deads off a box helps speed off the floor,
Stiff leg DL and RDL can help stickign pojtns at the kneees, halting deads do the same, rack or block deads help lockout. working snatch grip deads does a similar thing and also acts like a squat.