I guess I should have said what I was thinking in less words.
I've switched to a sumo deadlift, which makes it much easier for me to break it off the floor (raw, that is.) This has worked well, but I'm slowing down like crazy at the lockout.
The only reason I was looking at banded deads instead of heavy rack pulls is that for me to really be challenged from pin 1, I'll be doing rack pulls with 550-650#. I don't like buying new bars that much, so I'd like to avoid this.
And do assistance exercises if need be.
At the top, mostly hip extension so glute/hammy specific work
Lol, you forget who you're talking too.
For my normal deadlift day, I'm doing my strength work up front, then following it up with 4x12 Kroc Rows with #85-#100 Dumbbells (depending on what week of my cycle I'm on) for grip, Ham Curls or GHRs for hammies, Good Mornings@5x10 with #135, and then either standing abs or a ball sit-up with a #45 plate held behind my head.
On Mondays, it's squat day so I try to mix the assistance up. Wide stance box squats 5/3/1 style, SLDL or Romanian DL for 3x10@#225, Reverse Hypers 5x20 w/ #50. Leg extension 5x10 w #75-#95. Then hanging leg raises 5x10.
...I think if I try to mix in anything else, I'm going to be doing more harm than good. I'm still an "amateur" lifter, and I train totally raw for now...and drug free all the time.
Now, one sentence to summarize what I'm really asking. "Since I'm stalling at the top of the lift, would taking the SLDL or Romanian DL out on Monday and instead working banded Deadlifts in doubles starting with 50-60% with around #100-#150 added to the top of the lockout with the focus on bar speed be a good idea, or would I be setting myself backwards?"
...pros and cons. That's what I want. (I know you have a notebook with this exact question written down somewhere!)
EDIT: Additional info; the last time I did rack pulls from pin 1, I did #375x18. My favorite bar (a black oxide York...great little bar) now has a decent camber to it. All of the assistance work is due to my trying to get into the 105kg class with my weight. I'm currently under 190 by a few lbs...so I'm using 5/3/1 for Powerlifting "Off-season Hypertrophy" Template. I'm not just pulling this crap out of thin air.