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    Question Deadlift pad height issues

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    I have the opportunity to set up an apartment gym, but noise and space are key issues.

    I've settled on a plywood platform that will have a total thickness of 1 inch, with 2.5 inch rubber playground tiles to deaden deadlift noise. When I deadlift, then, the bar is going to start ~1.5 inches higher. Maybe less, since the tiles will sit on carpet that will squish down.

    This setup is a block pull, strictly speaking, but does it matter? As a non-competitor, I'm inclined to write this off as a tiny difference compared to variability in anthropometry, but I'd be interested to see what other people think, especially in comparison to other crash pad products that are substantially thicker.

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    You will get about the same stress as lifting from the normal height but it will affect your start position a bit. This may be a good temporary solution but when possible you should lift the full range.

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    Just make a third one to stand on, or build one thatís 8 feet.

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    If you're not competing, I don't think it matters in the grand scheme of things if it doesn't matter to you. Otherwise, what Steven said.

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    Thanks for the inputs, everyone! I think I'll use this setup for the time being, and plan to build a proper deadlift platform in the future.

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