Your Deadlift TechniqueI visited family and went to a gym where my father has a trainer. The trainer observed my deadlift and said, "You're using your back. Use your legs more and you'll have a stronger deadlift."
Leg Drive Max Deadlift Not As Strong
Here's a recent example, but as I noted in the other thread (PTTP Program thread), I don't usually pull this slow. That's about as fast as the weight was moving that day (and it's heavy)Without seeing your Deadlift, it's hard to know if the "Trainer" was correct in his assessment of using your legs more.
I've participated in PL competitions that were called Championships - done over more than one weekend and in more than one place, with results tallied, much like, as you say, the TSC. But, IMO, there are plenty of competitions out there already - not sure we need another one. I think we're OK just to tell each other how great we are.Yes! Maybe we could organise some kind of multi-venue powerlifting competition (like the TSC) for members of the SF forum...
You have no idea how grateful I am for your example as well as that of other lightweight lifters (Dr. Judd Biasotto, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Lamar Gant etc.).you can look like me - thin - and be a powerlifter
2) The Conventional Powerlifting Deadlift Muscle Firing Sequences is: Back > Legs > Back
And this, kids, is why the deadlift and weightlifting pull are different creatures.The Olympic Deadlift
The Legs drive the weight off the floor. The Back need to maintain a neutral position; positing the bar for the Second Pull.
Anna,Here's a recent example, but as I noted in the other thread (PTTP Program thread), I don't usually pull this slow. That's about as fast as the weight was moving that day (and it's heavy)
Thanks, Kenny... Here's my top working set this morning, 285 lb x 5. Probably normal speed for this weight. Still slow off the floor... that's always the hardest part for me. Lockout is always easy.Your power off the floor, how long it takes you, concerns me.
I'm interested in one that demonstrates the normal amount of power off the floor/speed you usually have.
Anna,Thanks, Kenny... Here's my top working set this morning, 285 lb x 5. Probably normal speed for this weight. Still slow off the floor... that's always the hardest part for me. Lockout is always easy.
I have a powerlifting friend who has a clean grip deadlift that smokes mine; as an Olifter I'm only interested in my clean grip deadlift being 'good enough'. His clean grip deadlift is a good 50% higher than mine.And this, kids, is why the deadlift and weightlifting pull are different creatures.
"Speed Training" MisnomerAfter that, we moved on to our 'speed moves', him doing band-resisted deadlifts, and me doing snatch pulls.
This is why I put air quotes around the term."Speed Training" Misnomer
Here's the "For Your Information" note on this.
"Speed Training" is one of those misused term that and continues to be perpetuated.
The majority of the time, individual who state and believe they are performing "Speed Training" are actually preforming a "Power Training" movement."
"Speed Training" revolves using a lower 1 Repetition Max moving the body or an object much faster in an exercise than "Power Training".
"Power Training" uses a moderately heavier percentage of your 1 Repetition max, the velocity of the movement is good but not as fast with "Speed Training. However, the Power Output is much greater.
The See Saw Analogy
"Speed Training" is at one end of the Strength spectrum with Limit Strength (1 Repetition Max) at the opposite end.
Think of Speed on one end of the See Saw, Limit Strength on the opposite side, and Power being in the middle of them.
A Simple Way of Defining Power
Power = Strength X Speed
The reason for us all to use uniform common terms is for communication.
Using "Speed Training" to refer to "Power Training" is akin to defining a cat as a dog; they aren't quite the same.
Narrow Sumo DLwhat you're calling Squat Stance DL we call Narrow Sumo
Back DriveI really missed being able to get my back into the lift, and went to one meet where I tried +10 lbs. over a 5RM, and I couldn't get it off the floor. I felt like that stance denied me using my back, which is the strongest thing about my deadlift.