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Question about Mikhail Koklyaev's deadlift technique

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by gsp_is_god, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. gsp_is_god

    gsp_is_god Green Belt

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    Needless to say this guys is one of the best deadlifter's in the world if not the best. I notice when he does the deadlift he squats down very low. His butt almost touches his heals. My guess is this gives him extra leverage against the bar. However, I tried doing it this way and it feels very awkward squatting down that low and I don't feel I get a lot of power from it. Does anyone do it like this? How do you make it not feel so awkward? Here's a video of him doing the deadlift:

     
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    My guess is maybe he is trying to get some sort of stretch reflex going, but I don't really know. If you watch closely though, the pull doesn't start until he reaches a "normal" position.
     
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    He isn't actually starting the pull with his ass on his ankles. It is my understanding that powerlifters squat down to that position quickly before they pull to get a stretch reflex. Since the deadlift starts with a concentric movement, there isn't any elastic energy stored up from an eccentric like in the squat or bench. Squatting down like that and then quickly coming up to normal DLing position and pulling allows for a slight stretch to aid in the concentric.

    Edit: Dammit, rckvl.

    Double edit: He is doing that shit double overhand!
     
  4. Cratos

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    Powerlifters don't generally do that. Oly lifters do before they start the pull for the C&J. Misha used to be an Oly lifter, so it's probably just a matter of comfort and what he's used to.

    If you watch his latest videos, you'll note that, although present, the movement is less exaggerated.

    He's not doing it DOH... He's using a hook grip.
     
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    Why do Oly lifters do that?

    Yeah he is using hook, my bad.
     
  6. gsp_is_god

    gsp_is_god Green Belt

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    Is that when you wrap your fingers over your thumb?

    I watched one of his more recent videos and he does seem to do that squat down a little less. Here's him deadlifing 415 kg. Jesus that's 915lbs!

     
  7. Origins

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    Yes.

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    He also uses a relatively wide stance. i think his style is from his olympic lifting background. ask CJK about it he deadlifts the same way
     
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    Likkuid is an expert at that style as well.
     
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    No, he doesn't.
     
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    Pause it at 0:21, thats when the pull begins. it's just a pre-lift routine he does
     
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    Ascendant told me himself he deadlifts like that like 4-5 months ago
     

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