I did some heavy Rack Deadlifts last night so I thought I'd put up a post going over my reasons for selecting this height for the pulls. Everyone has their favorite preference but the trick is to find yours. When you're selecting a height you think is going to have the biggest bang for your buck, remember that you have to experiment and a part of experimenting is knowing that things might not go your way right from the get go - and sometimes what works now when you're lifting XYZ weight might not be good enough later when you're lifting XYZ+100 at that time. Training isn't "static": what got you here may or may not take you further and what takes you further might not be enough to take you where you want to go - that means you have to keep wanting to be better and train better.
With that being said, my favorite position for Rack Deadlifts is with the bar right below my knees as shown in the picture. This isn't based on "weakness" as much as it is based on "where am I most uncomfortable?". If I take the bar higher, it becomes an easier lift because the knee is where the bar is furthest away from my center of gravity. If I'm way below the knee it is too similar to a regular deadlift in that it is easier to pass through the knee because of the momentum since I have some "starting room". But right there below the knee means I am beginning from the most unstable position with the bar furthest out away from me and every rep that I do I feel unstable and uncomfortable. To dominate that position will lead me to improving my proficiency in the actual movement of the Deadlift.
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