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  • #16
    Originally posted by adamm View Post
    Thanks for the tips! Actually, I use little plates. I think DLing from a standard bar (which is lower) may be a wee bit harder anyway than DLing with an Olympic bar with larger plates. As it is, my bar weighs 20lbs (I weighed it), so I had to use 7 25lb plates per side (and a few smaller plates). Was kinda silly looking, and the bar definitely bent into a frown.

    --Me
    How is a standard bar lower? Also, you should seriously upgrade your bar, at the very least.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by TTBlue21 View Post
      A couple other things I have noticed...

      My gym has two different bars, the smaller the circumference the easier it is to hold and the more weight I can move. Also, I have refused to go to straps or gloves. I want to start using chalk.
      Chalk makes a huge difference, it is the only extra I use to DL and it makes your grip hold soo much better.
      "Most men stop when they begin to tire. Good men go until they think they will collapse. But the VERY BEST men know that the mind tires before the body and push themselves beyond all limits. Only when all of these limits have been shattered can the unattainable be reached." ~Dan Gable

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      • #18
        400 sounds pretty sick to me
        well then

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        • #19
          +1 Chalk: trainers at the gym hate it when I pull out my chalk bag but I clean up after myself so they can't say anything. Awesome job on 400; that's my goal for year end. Last 1RM pull was 365 up from 340 on 1 July. what's ur weight?

          And the DL is most definitely a back exercise, isometric or not, if you have a weak or injured back you're not going to be able to lock out the weight at the top of the lift.
          Last edited by emerson; 07-27-2012, 11:16 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by unsuperb View Post
            How is a standard bar lower? Also, you should seriously upgrade your bar, at the very least.
            Because the largest plates for a standard bar are 25 lbs, which are much smaller diameter than the 45lb olympic plates, so the bar sits lower. I convince myself that it simply means better range of motion :-D It does look pretty silly with that many 25lbers on each side.

            I love the chalk (actually, I use these little cheese cloth bags full of chalk), but I did start using straps for DLing. Despite training my grip regularly, my fingers are sooooo small I just can't keep up. My wife calls my fingers kebabs, as they are short and fat.

            --Me

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