Best way to mimic a car DL?

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Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by Steve Wiltse » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Little help here...

Farmers picks? High pick Trap Bar? Rack Pull?

Thanks in advance.
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Post by Andre Gregoire » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:34 pm

If it's not hard it's not worth doing...

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Re: Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by BenThompson » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:21 am

Steve Wiltse wrote:Little help here...

Farmers picks? High pick Trap Bar? Rack Pull?

Thanks in advance.
all 3 of those, you want your pull heights to be from 15-21 inches so your ready for anything. do one each week and keep rotate them and keep busting your old PR's. Ideally I like to be doing my 19 inch rack pulls 150-200lbs over contest weight in the event its heavy as fuck, and if its not youll have to sit there and rep to the death. Show up to the contest and treat the car dl like a trap bar, youll own it.
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Re: Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by TDulmage » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:54 pm

Andre Gregoire wrote:
Pretty sure I would end up crushing my toes on that one. Although, with the plates being in front of your hands, would it not make it feel heavier than the actual weight?

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Re: Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by ruckus44 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:19 pm

Do a Trap Bar at regular height the handles would be with plates on, ( what i mean is dont raise the bar by lifting off of blocks or whatever) Work on heavy reps,
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Re: Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by Adrian Kimmett » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:09 am

Definitely trapbar. I'd even go as far to say that using the trapbar to mimic the event is better than training on an actual cardeadlift apparatus because it's harder and after training on it the event will feel easier to you. Well depending on how heavy they make it lol but either way it's going to bring your strength up for the event as much as possible.

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Re: Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by lance » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:54 pm

17" rack pull, car DL, Big Deep Squats, Big DL from the floor all carry over to Car DL. With car DL you are always leaning in the direction of the vehicle. Trap bar is straight up and down. I don't have a trap bar, but ya it would be beneficial too.

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Re: Best way to mimic a car DL?

Post by Andre Gregoire » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:27 pm

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