I'm not talking about rebounding it--you can't rebound really if you're controlling the bar fully on the descent rather than just letting it drop. I'm talking about setting it down for a brief second and then lifting it again. I'm not seeing how you get a rebound or stretch reflex from that if you are properly returning to the start position, however briefly.
You know what, interpret my words how you like, but what I meant was returning to the start position and then immediately beginning the next rep after fully making contact with the ground (rather than hanging around in the bottom of the lift). But hey, if you want to jump on me for using words you don't like, then fine. I mean touch, not bounce, and you obviously have to lower the weight down, not drop it or allow it to descend in an uncontrolled manner because the deadlift also includes the eccentric phase. If you perform that part of the lift properly, there's no way you're going to get a bounce or whatever. Good form prevents cheating remarkably well.
I don't know what kind of sloppy-ass Crossfitters you've been dealing with, but at the gym I was training at, you'd definitely get corrected for doing anything other than a controlled descent and proper lift.
I'll be sure to never, ever use "touch and go" again for clarity. Thanks for the smackdown.
I'm not talking about dropping it, or any aspect of the descent. If the floor doesn't have 300 pounds on it when you start lifting the bar, you didn't deadlift 300, even if the plates brush or touch the ground. DEADLIFTS are from a DEAD stop. The end.
Oh FFS. I put the goddamn weight down. I don't let go of the bar, but it is fully on the floor.
Can you back the hell off already? Seriously, you're being a jerk now. You don't need to keep "shouting" DEADlift at me. I fucking get it already, and it's what I do. Sorry for using a phrase that apparently pushes your buttons.
Love this thread. I'm mentally self-diagnosing myself and I think I've added a bit too much weight, because I think I'm doing too much hip and not enough chest on the upward movement.
Deadlifts are on the schedule for tonight so it will be a good opportunity to see if a bit less weight leads me to better form.
Primal since August 2012. CW: 317.