How do you guys get your DL and squats higher? What type of excersices do you do to pick out and strenghten specific parts of the lift? I know of one for dead lifting. Lifting off a platform so the weight still rests on the ground but your standing higher. I heard it is supposed to help with the the first part of the pull. I'm looking for a site/book/any resource that can show you how to train specific parts of a lift. For example, my dead lift has been stuck for a while. The first 1/3rd of the lift I feel is hurting me more than the rest and if I could strenghten that I could move up in weight a little. I do them every week but I feel like I'm getting stuck only at a certian part of the lift and it's holding me back. My grip too. My fucking grip... it has to be hurting and I dont want gay crunkers or anything, there has to be a real excersice to work on gripping strenght so my grip wont feel so taxed. .... don't gay up my thread, it's a serious question.