Some lifters may not have the most advantageous limb length (short arms/long torso) or ankle and hip mobility to pull a deadlift from the floor. This may result in an ugly pull or strained back. The block pull will help you build "sticking point" strength and overall safe pulling volume.
- Start by getting the barbell about 8-12 inches off the floor. You can do this by placing blocks under the weights or by lowering the bar on a rack.
- Each week shorten the height by 1-3 inches. The goal is to be capable of pulling the same weight at 8-12 inches that you pull at 3-5 inches.