Quick Release Deadlifts and making my speed work...work.
For four years I have known that I had a problem to fix and I have actively been experimenting with every way I could think of to fix it. My Deadlift was weak at the bottom, but speed work and submaximal work didn't allow me to spend any significant time in this position. On my heavy training days, the bar would slow down, so I was getting more time at the bottom, but after 4-5 reps above 90%, I was shot. After seeing @brandonlilly3 post about deadlifting into elevated bands similar to our PR Platform, I saw many comments on the post that pertained to "needing to make the bottom heavy." Apparently, many people think like me. This brings me to one of my favorite ways to utilize the Contrast Platform.
There is an inverse relationship between force and velocity. As velocity increases, force decreases. As force increases, velocity decreases. This can be seen when lifting a maximal deadlift. If the lifter performs a maximal lift with 800lbs, he is exerting 800lbs or more force, but the bar moves slowly. If the same lifter performs a repetition with 400lbs, the bar moves with high velocity, but the lifter cannot exert 800lbs because the lift is completed too quickly. Our bodies take time to manifest force. This can be demonstrated right now as you read. Flick your left palm with your right middle finger without using the thumb as a trigger release. Now, undergo the same process, but push hard into your thumb for a short period of time and then release. You will immediately notice the increased power. The Contrast Platform allows you to reap all of the benefits of a hard start, including the increased power through the rest of the lift while using submaximal loads.
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