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  • Touch and go deads

    Hey,
    I'm having a bit of an issue because my gym is pretty beat and I don't have a good alternative for barbell training. The platforms are low quality and sunken after years of abuse. With the deadlift, the plates will want to roll in opposite directions while resetting. Even worse, the bar will sometimes move left/right as the plates on one or both sides tilt laterally to a significant degree. I've noticed that with touch and go deadlifts this isn't an issue because I maintain enough tension on the bar to keep it where it is supposed to be. I imagine this is suboptimal but overall, would you expect there to be any significant negative impact on training? Do you believe there are any physiologic concerns related to holding your breath for multiple repetitions? Thank you for your response.

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    I wouldn't do touch and go deadlifts, but rather I would reset as needed between reps. I don't think holding your breath for multiple reps is a great idea either on the deadlift or the squat, though I do think it's useful- maybe even beneficial- on the bench press.
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