In the following video I discuss leverages and deadlifting. A lot of people assume if there is less apparent bar movement that the lifter has some phenomenal leverages allowing them to lift the bar less. Oftentimes this appearance is a result of refined technique and not leverages. This is not always the case but simple math of looking at height and the ape index would let you know. Being that I am both average height with perfectly average ape index, and with refined technique I am a good example to use. In the video and discussion I review these points and also overlay two videos. It shows one of those people that wants to blame their poor technique and how much others lift on leverages. Focusing on excuses instead of their own technique is leaving performance potential on the table for them. As well as putting them at significant risk for injury.
I constantly get the question about why I do touch-and-go deadlifts when dead-stop deadlifts are “better”. First let's discuss the difference between the two lifts. The dead-stop deadlift is when doing deadlift reps the full weight of the bar is released onto the floor. With the touch-n-go deadlift the weight only touches the floor without the full weight of the bar being unloaded onto the floor before the next rep is started.