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Today I was reading a few articles on deadlifting, to try and improve my technique. The article I was reading ( http://stronglifts.com/how-to-deadlift-with-proper-technique/ ) advocates deadlifting with the bar height in line with the middle of the shin.

This seems a bit high to, I train in my garage and have plenty of 20kg plates just a standard bar. THe height of my bar is really low, comes up about ankle height max. How high would the bar be on an olympic setup? Im normally practically in the parallell squat position when doing deadlifts without blocks, today I used some blocks to bump the height up so I am in the quarter squat position. I was able to lift much more weight (220kg ) and less stress on lower back.

So where is the correct placement for the bar to be on a conventional deadlift?
 

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Kyusho said:
Today I was reading a few articles on deadlifting, to try and improve my technique. The article I was reading ( http://stronglifts.com/how-to-deadlift-with-proper-technique/ ) advocates deadlifting with the bar height in line with the middle of the shin.
This is the point in which the pressure moves from the trunk to the lower back so it's advised that the middle of the shin is the safest height. However, everyone is different remember, and IMO i would aim for where you feel comfortable :)
 
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Regulation Powerlifintg/olympic plates are 450mm in diameter. So the bar heigh is 225mm floor to centre.

Lowering the bar to the toes by standing on blocks or using small plates increases ROM and helps with the lower part of the lift. i love DL'ing from a platform. around 1"-2" is more than enough.
 
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