Week 1, Day 2 for my second run of Boris Sheiko's 16-week program. Did these pin/rack pulls beltless from below the knee for maximal carryover to my deadlifts from the floor. I don't get why guys do these from above the knee. It literally does nothing and becomes ego lift at that point, but to each their own.... I've seen Steve Goggins do a variation from above the knee, engaging his hip-hinge from deadstop on the pins and not simply "standing up" with the weight. It's hard to do properly, so for beginners and novice lifters they need to just do pin pulls at shin height if they don't want to waste their time that could otherwise be spent building better neuromuscular efficiency through floor pulls.
500lb x 3 then 455lb x 10. Three weeks in a row, stuck at this block height for 3 reps. It just dawned on me, this is my sticking point. No wonder I haven't been able to get past 3 reps. I don't want to progress until I can hit at least 6 reps here. Then I did some sandbags, atlas stones and Kettlebell swings. This was Week 6-