Tip: Continuous Tension Rack Pull

The rack pull is an awesome lift. Try it using a trap bar and constant tension, as shown here, along with heavier, dead-stop reps.

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The rack pull is a great exercise for the posterior chain and back. Most people do it in “dead-stop” fashion – resting the bar momentarily on the rack between reps. That’s a good technique, but there’s value in using the continuous tension method too. “Tap” the rack (don’t bounce) and keep the tension on the muscles at all times.

I prefer to use a trap bar for this lift, but a barbell will work too.