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    David Whitley, RKC Guest

    Default If Swings rock

    ......and heavy swings rock more, then my new toy from Strongergrip.com is letting me get into AC/DC territory.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP8fB...3aZwysawDW4H5g

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    Rickard is offline Senior Member
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    AC/DC indeed. I always like when people swing heavy, makes you see the point of full hip extension.

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    Jiminey Christmas!! Wow. I need one of those...

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    Or you could save yourself $150 for the handle and just do Dimel deadlifts, which are essentially high-rep partial deadlifts done for speed. I link to think of these as speed Romanian deadlifts.

    I like swings, but at a certain weight they become awkward and another tool is needed.

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    A swing is not a light, fast partial ROM Deadlift. Dimel deadlifts are a shorter ROM and lack the ballistic load on the back swing that these heavy swings provide. This is a different move.

    At what weight do swings become awkward? I felt and look confident in this set.

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    Default Weight?

    Just curious how much weight is on there. The length of it from front to back with the plates makes it look a little awkward, at least to get going, but pretty cool!!

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    I think both Dimels and heavy swings have their place in boosting the DL. Both are "fast work". The Dimels help train the fast twitch fibers for lock-out, and swings help the fast twitch that move the weight off the floor. At least that's what I have experienced. I do them on my 'fast' 2 week block.

    The PB also does a nice job training the entire back stiffness, so one avoids losing the neutral spine position on the DL.

    I just bought Ben Edwards' PB a few weeks back for this purpose, and I am also going to use it for training grip with one arm DLs. I need to test my PR, but some folks have done some crazy weight. Ben pulled like 567# on it before he sold me his:

    http://www.gripsport.org/lists.php?l...&measurement=1

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    I used the Dimel deadlift because I wanted to keep the movement relatively simple. Better, but more technical choices, would be variations of the Olympic lifts. High pulls with a barbell are a good choice - not as technical because you don't need to catch the weight. I've found that after about 50 kgs, I get more out of Olympic lift variations. Just my preference.

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    The other thing - the Plateau Buster is a great piece of equipment, but if you're strapped for cash and *only* need something for swings, you can also put something together with 1.5" ID water pipe from the hardware store. My recommendation is to drill through for the crossmembers, rather than trying to do something by threading pipe fittings/flange together. I'm not sure I'd trust the threaded design under heavier weight.

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    David Whitley, RKC Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwwm View Post
    The other thing - the Plateau Buster is a great piece of equipment, but if you're strapped for cash and *only* need something for swings, you can also put something together with 1.5" ID water pipe from the hardware store. My recommendation is to drill through for the crossmembers, rather than trying to do something by threading pipe fittings/flange together. I'm not sure I'd trust the threaded design under heavier weight.
    That makes sense, but i wanted something I could trust with heavier weights and I know my ability to destroy things far exceeds my ability to build, even if it is a simple t-handle.

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