Half Deadlift Or Rack pulls and The Muscle Groups That Deadlift Rack Pulls Work:
You can think of a “Rack Pull” as just a shorter version of a standard deadlift. Except you’re just starting with the barbell on a rack somewhere around your knee level or higher and completing the exercise from there.
There are a couple main reasons why you would want to do half pulls or rack pulls.
1.) You can lift way heavier than a standard deadlift and why not lift heavy shit right?
2.) It primarily targets the muscles in your back and not your legs
Her’s a clip of a halfway pull / or you can also do rack pull in action
Half Pull / Rack Pull deadlift Here’s how to do the rack pull deadlift correctly:
1.) You want to stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart
2.) Your knees should be slightly bent and grip the bar just outside of your legs and hinge just slightly forward
3.) Keep the bar close to your thighs and exhale as you straighten your legs and back the rest of the way as you rest it against your thighs
4.) Keeping a straight back, slowly lean forward at the hips while also bending your knees a little at the same time and lower the bar down racked position.
So it’s pretty much exactly as the deadlift…. you just start half up.
Alan - DIF