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    Default Deadlift Blocks - recommendations?

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    I'm looking for good deadlift blocks to use in my training.

    Due to my anthropometry (long legs and short arms), during step 4 of the deadlift, my hips end up higher than my shoulders which makes it very hard to get my back into rigid extension. As a result, I keep tweaking my back. I've tried pulling from an additional 2 inch height from the rack a couple of times, which not only didn't fuck up my back, it actually made my back feel better. So, from now on, I want to pull from a 2 inch height from blocks but don't want to use a rack as it will damage the barbell.

    Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to make my own blocks. Also, my gym has no blocks.

    I found these online as they're the only ones in my budget range -> https://www.dcblocksusa.com/dcblocks.html ; videos of them in use -> DC BLOCKS(R) (@dcblocks) profile on Instagram • 362 posts

    Do these blocks seem sufficient?
    Does anyone have a recommendation on which blocks to use?

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    Buy a piece of 1/2 plywood

    Cut it lengthwise in two even 2 ft wide pieces lengthwise then cut those long pieces into four 24 inch squares

    You can cut these pieces in Home Depot on their panel saw

    Then buy a tube of floor adhesive or “liquid nails” and glue those two sets of four pieces each together and stack a couple 45 s on each to “ clamp them while they dry

    Probably about $35.00 total and you’ll have two each two inch thick blocks that are each two foot square

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    you can't cut and screw some plywood together ?

    and post a video,
    thou must not fuck your back,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    Buy a piece of 1/2 plywood

    Cut it lengthwise in two even 2 ft wide pieces lengthwise then cut those long pieces into four 24 inch squares

    You can cut these pieces in Home Depot on their panel saw

    Then buy a tube of floor adhesive or “liquid nails” and glue those two sets of four pieces each together and stack a couple 45 s on each to “ clamp them while they dry

    Probably about $35.00 total and you’ll have two each two inch thick blocks that are each two foot square
    Why not /screw/ ‘n glue?

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    I made some out of three 2 x 6", plywood, and horse stall mat. Very cheap.

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    If by not in a position, you mean you don't have a saw or place to do it, Lowe's (and I'm sure Home Depot) will cut a piece of plywood or whatever for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VNV View Post
    Why not /screw/ ‘n glue?
    If you glue two pieces of flat plywood together with liquid nails as I described above you will never ever ever be able to separate them.

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    and if you ONLY screw them together, you can tritrate back down to a bare floor or platform

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    If you glue two pieces of flat plywood together with liquid nails as I described above you will never ever ever be able to separate them.
    Agreed, if flat enough.

    Just recalling conversations I had with trades-guys on John Bridge's Tile Forum years ago about building up subfloors for tile installs. "Screw and glue" was the mantra.

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    starting strength coach development program
    Have stall mat
    Cut piece
    Put piece on top of other piece
    Repeat as needed for height needed

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