11-09-2012, 01:01 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Mexico
Some of the information in this is informative and has it place...but
No doubt this is an effective method of training technique in the deadlift.
With that said, singles are just as effective in training the squat, bench press and other movements, as well
Thus, there is NO exclusivity to single, it works for other movements, too.
Touch And Go Deadlifts
This has a place in conventional deadlift training.
In conventional deadlifting, most lifters sticking point is in the knee area, just below or above.
Performing a Touch and Go allows convetional deadlifters to more effectively overload the sticking point in the knee area.
Touch and Go (as the video state) allows you to develop the stretch reflex.
Rather than sitting in the hole adjusting your hand postion and getting ready, there are a couple of methods that will allow you to engage the stretch reflex to some extent when coming off the floor.
Touch and Go Deadlifts also allow you to produce more power.
Power is the grease that allows you to slide through your sticking point.
In driving through a mud hole, you changes of making it are much better if your increase your speed before you go into the mud hole.
The recommended total number of singles provide some good parameters.
However, the deciding factor in how many singles you perform is your technique.
Once it falls apart, you have to options.
1) Stop performing the exercise for that day. Continuing to perform with poor form reinforces bad technique.
2) Take longer rest periods. Longer rest periods will allow you to extent the number of singles you perform.
The overall video is good but to some extent it is a bit one dimensional.
At some point it will stop working and as the vidoe said, that when you need to rethink your training approach.
I guarantee it will never work if you never try it.