As anyone who has ever watched me lift would notice, I am built to deadlift. I have pretty long arms, and a proportionally shorter torso. So of course I love to deadlift- who doesn’t love things they are good at? However, deadlifts can be stressful on your spine, even with perfect technique. That’s why I recommend incorporating variations
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Sunday, 20 July 2014 by Rob Mulligan
When I see athletes fail on clean attempts, their first instinct is to blame hip mobility or their speed under the bar (and of course, those are both important.) But one thing that is always overlooked is start position. It seems like the easiest part of the lift. Pick the bar off the floor.
In part 1 of this series, I explored the essential mobility requirements for a proper deadlift. In part 2, I went through my teaching progression for learning the proper movement patterns involved in a deadlift. In this article, I will go through my key tips and coaching techniques that will allow you to pull several hundred pounds
In part 1 of my how to deadlift series, we addressed increasing mobility at the ankle, hips and thoracic spine. Now that you are a more mobile athlete, you can just “grip and rip” the bar from the floor, right? Probably not. Even though I consider deadlifting one of the most basic lifts (after all,
The deadlift suffers from an identity crisis from time to time. On one hand, the exercise is capable of getting you quick strength gains, bigger muscles, and faster sprint times. On the other hand, the exercise can lead to lower back pain and is probably responsible for keeping the American Chiropractic Association afloat in bad