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    Training with a DL bar

    Since my last meet, where a stiff bar was used for the deadlift unexpectedly, Ive been pulling only with a stiff bar. Originally just to make it harder and prepare for another situation like that, but now because I dont have access to one. I will say that my pull has made big improvements since training with it and will probably continue to use it. But in regards to meet prep, do you think not having any practice with one could **** me up when I pull at my next meet, having no practice with one? Was wondering if it would be beneficial to have one to use for say 4 weeks out or something. What say you?

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    Ideally, I would want to train in as close to the same situation, using the same equipment as possible, if only to make myself more comfortable when using it. Why would they change the style of the bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSwolePump View Post
    Ideally, I would want to train in as close to the same situation, using the same equipment as possible, if only to make myself more comfortable when using it. Why would they change the style of the bar?
    I agree with prepping with the same equipment that youll be using. But I have honestly had big improvements in training with a stiff bar. Im just hesitant that if Im training with a stiff bar all the way to the meet Im gonna be ****ed if I havent pulled a DL bar in a long time while at the meet.

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    It'll only be a problem if you're a yanker
    Definitely not a yanker. When it comes down to the deadlift at least. Since working with a stiff bar I think I actually like it better and would just use the DL bar for prep a few weeks out. But Im not sure if getting one would be a good idea and help me be better prepared or maybe it would be a waste of money if it wont affect my meet pulls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolSteel View Post
    It'll only be a problem if you're a yanker
    Exactly what I was gonna say. Actually harder to pull on a DL bar if u yank. I've finally figured that out after so many years. Lol

    Stiff bars are great to use too. I wouldn't use one a month out from a meet tho. Off season for sure tho
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    What improvements are u seeing using the stiff bar milo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECKSRATED View Post
    What improvements are u seeing using the stiff bar milo?
    I want to say its got me to stay really tight and find the best position to pull from for me. Also has gotten me stronger off the floor.
    Cant pin point exactly what it is but Ive definitely reaped benefits from it. Havent done anything less than 3 reps but my 3RM from 6 months ago I can now do for 7
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    If you are set on pulling with a standard bar because you believe you are progressing, keeping in mind that lifting is half mental then do some like working up to 80% with the standard and above that use the DL bar. Don't completely drop the DL bar if that's what you compete with because as you already know it's a different feel.
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    My DL bar experience was basically the day of my last meet. It didn't mess me up at all, but I had to be extra conscious of pulling the slack out of the bar before initiating the lift. I'm used to training with shitty secondhand bars, so deadlifts were actually easier on meet day than in training, for me at least. I say keep training on a stiff bar, man. If you can get your deadlift up with a shitty bar, then it's a smokeshow with a grippy Texas bar.

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    I think honestly the only thing I really noticed using a deadlift bar vs. a stiff bar is the diameter of the bar itself. It is much thinner and makes it a lot easier to hold on to in my opinion. Like tool said, if you aren't a yanker using the dl bar won't be an issue.
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    I think once the slack, is pulled out of a deadlift bar the difference is negligible.

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