Feb 29, 2016 OK, what the hell ... I'll put myself in devil's advocate position. First, I wonder if it would be beneficial to just break it up into parts of the lift, in order to reduce the risk of either injury or screwing up the technique? If you want to go super slow from the floor, do a slow pull to the knees and pause, then back down (like PoB mentioned). Maybe do it from a deficit? If you want to lock out super slow, do a slow pull off blocks? If the answer is you need the full range of motion to go slow, then my question would be ... at what point do you need to ever be slow during a deadlift's range of motion? Slow tempo lifting in squats and bench seem beneficial because to some extent, that's part of the lift. For bench press, you have to come down controlled, pause at the bottom, before finishing the lift. For squat, you have to come down controlled and make sure you not only hit depth, but do it so that a judge can see that you hit depth. In both instances, momentum at the start of those lifts must decrease, before it then increases. But for deadlift, once you pull, you want as much positive momentum as you can get from beginning to end. Force = Mass x Acceleration. Even if a part of the lift is slow, how does it training to go slow help you move it faster? If it's a sticking point, you put some chains or bands or whatever on it, and pull like hell to get through it. It seems to me that slowing the tempo in squat and bench carry over because you incorporate that slow tempo (to some extent) in your competition lift. But with deadlift, you never think about slowing the tempo down.