Harpy Heather Posted September 19, 2013 Report Share Posted September 19, 2013 Hey-o! Incoming newbie question. Has anyone else started with rack pulls and then moved into deadlifts? I began lifting a little over a month ago and started with rack pulls after researching a bit, figuring they would be easier on my lower back at first (I try to be careful not to aggro an old herniated disk). The rack pulls and squats have done wonders for my overall strength, but I'd like to move up to deadlifts soon. I've been digging around online lately and found all sorts of instructions on how to deadlift properly (yay!), but have found jack-all for how to transition between the two. If anyone has experience with this, I'd love to hear about it. Specifically, I'm wondering if I need to deload a bit in the transition. My rack pull work sets are currently at 135, so I can use the two 45-pound plates, which would put the bar at a better height from the floor. I'm just not sure I can actually haul that much that far yet. Halp? :-) Quote Level 3 Harpy Ranger5 STR | 3 DEX | 5 STA | 4 CON | 8 WIS | 5 CHAN.A.G.42!Current Challenge: Roll On â€¢ Previous Challenge: Sing-a!MFP | Twitter Wharrgarrbl! Link to comment
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