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THP - Junior Development Paused Deadlift


With the year wrapping up it is easy to begin to cruise in your training knowing you are having a short break. The young THP boys have done well to stay motivated and keep working hard all the way through. The above video was taken yesterday and shows Ben Quinlan deadlifting 95 kg for 4 reps with a pause just below the knee. This was a great effort as he played in an S.G ball trial game the night before where he played big minutes. All of the boys done well in the session but thought this deserved mention.

The reason for the pause just below the knee is to maintain position in their weak point, to get some more time under tension in this position, and to create force from that weak point. Once we go back to a regular deadlift they should be able to drive through their sticking point better whilst maintaining technique.

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