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That old deadlift technique question again

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Arfie
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2009/07/28 19:55:51 (permalink)
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That old deadlift technique question again

Only recently started deadlifting after years of inventing excuses for not doing them, and enjoying it enormously. While googling for general technique tips I've come across the old "touch & go v rest pause" debate.
 
In my naivete (maybe) I've used the touch & go technique (and it is just a touch to the floor - no bouncing) really only because I assumed that was the way to do it.
 
I've seen Fat Pete's opinion from a search on MT - "none of this touch & go nonsense" - and there's an opinion that has to be respected. But is T&G really a no-no, or does it have decent but separate benefits from a full stop technique? Bear in mind that I'm not a powerlifter, and hypertrophy is the main target here.
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    Drago
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    Re:That old deadlift technique question again 2009/07/28 21:43:12 (permalink)
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    touch and go is fine for bbing not much use for a powerlifter
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    Re:That old deadlift technique question again 2009/07/28 23:28:42 (permalink)
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    Arfie  
    I've seen Fat Pete's opinion from a search on MT - "none of this touch & go nonsense" - and there's an opinion that has to be respected. .


    You are very kind. Did I give a reason ? If not, here it is.

    The problem with touch and go is that it is possible to drift out of position at the bottom and therefore be starting the lift from a slightly position each time, if going heavy this increases the chance of injury.  Stopping at the bottom and pausing for a second give the lifter a chance to reset his start position, thus ensuring that every rep is near enough identical, thus minimizing the chance of injury. That is all. Simple as that



    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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    Re:That old deadlift technique question again 2009/07/29 01:18:15 (permalink)
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    As Pete says, the risk of injury with touch and go is very high.

    Another reason, equally important IMO, is that a deadlift is meant to be started from a dead-stop. By pausing the reps, you will be working your starting strength which is one of the main benefits of deadlifts.
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