Re: It begins again
The lightened method, also known as reverse band deadlifts, is basically you suspend a bar-bell from the safety pins using elastic bands. The bands lighten the load off the floor but if you set things up correctly they lose all their tension once the bar-bell clears the knee. Then it's all you. Basically you get the benefit of a partial rack deadlift by working the lockout with a supra-maximal weight without the downside of altering your lifting mechanics.
"Do not make the mistake of limiting your practices to any one set of lifts...Practice everything...single and double-handed lifts, snatching and swinging, jerking and pressing, lying down with weights, supporting weights, lifting weights while laid on the back, ring weights, human weights, and, if possible, double-handed lifts to the knee, and harness lifts, also holding the bell aloft and bringing a weight after with the disengaged hand." ~ Arthur Saxon