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How to Do Rack Pulls for a Back Workout

Learn how to do rack pulls from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home back workout for men video from Howcast.


Hi guys. This is Max Tapper again for Howcast. And what I'm going to show you guys how to do is a rack pull.

Now, a rack pull basically is a dead lift that you have some supports on the side where you can lay the weight. This is what it looks like: bent hips as always, bent at the knees as always, and what we're doing is coming down to about this far . . . and up. Slow on the way back down, rest, up. Slow on the way back down, rest on the supports, back up. Slow on the way back down, back up. Now in all reality, a rack pull is something that I don't really suggest.

What it is, is basically a way for somebody who cannot withstand the weight that they're lifting, to be able to put it down on some supports. It's basically a deadlift - deadlifting more weight than you can handle and you need a little help to support it in between. The way I see it is just lift the weight that you can handle, get rid of these, and just do a regular deadlift. But, in the case you really want to know how to do a rack pull, this is how you do it.

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