Saturday, May 3, 2008

Entry #618

I was contemplating about purchasing a pair of powerlifting bands to do reverse-band deadlifts for a cycle, but after some research, I've decided to start with rack pulls. This will allow me more time to shop around. Chains will come after bands, somewhere down the road.

My deadlift was 455 last session, so I'm expecting to start off with lifting 500 pounds, and going up from there. Reportedly, a typical rack pull will be 100-200 over one's deadlift, but I use a lot of leg drive, which will be diminished with a higher start.

Tonight, I walked to the track again and drilled some shadowboxing before moving on to ledge jumps and ending with a jump-rope session.


  1. I'm curious what research led you to the way of rack pulls over the reverse band deadlift.  I usually see a lot of stuff touting the superiority of the latter over the former.
    I'm just about to grab some chains myself.

  2. All the glowing testimonials I saw about them. I read how rb deadlifts more closely mirror how you would be pulling with regular deadlifts, but I'm gonna try them both out.Do you use the #4 bands, by the way? Or does it not really make much of a difference?

  3. I don't know of any numbered bands.  I used a light and a mini combined on my rack pulls, but there's a lot of room for variety.