Updated: Aug 6
Rack pulls can be used to increase overall pulling strength, develop stronger trapezius and back muscles, strengthen the posterior chain, and enhance grip strength. In addition, the rack pull can be used to increase lock out strength for lifters who have issues above the knee
Rack pulls can be used to increase muscle hypertrophy, basic pulling strength, and as a teaching progression for the deadlift. Lifters who are looking to increase upper back strength, glute development, and/or improve range of motion and patterning specific to the conventional and/or sumo deadlift can use rack pull for such purposes.