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Old 11-12-2008, 08:01 PM
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Some of you may have noticed that I repeated the same workout twice in a row. This was intentional, as I am going to work out at my father-in-law's on Thursday for my Squat, Bench, Deadlift day. Since I will be competing in a powerlifting contest in January, he is going to critique me.

I am excited because I use a standard bar and plates, but at his house (and the contest of course!) there will be Olympic bar and plates. He feels (and websites I have visited tend to agree) that the Deadlift will be easier for me when I switch to Olympic. He said there are two reasons;

1) The thicker bar will be easier to grip (in comparison to a standard bar, I think andro is correct and really thick bars are actually more difficult to grip)
2) The bigger in diameter Olympic plates will shorten my ROM making it easier to pull more weight. He was at my house the other night and looked at my plates, he thinks there may be as much a 2 inch difference in starting bar height.
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