9: Deadlifting Off the Floor vs. Out of a Rack

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Should you always deadlift starting from the floor or might there be some cases where you can be "that guy" starting your deadlifts out of a rack? You've probably heard of doing negatives or eccentric reps on a bench press or curl but have you ever heard of negative deadlifts? John puts ego and convention to the side and tackles the potential applications of a new study comparing dead lifting off the floor vs. out of a squat rack. Which is better? Does it depend on the lifter? Tune in as John gives his take. John always reviews the full text of every article, but to see the abstract of the study discussed, click here:

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