Posts Tagged with "deadlift"

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Trap Bar Counts As Deadlifting

“Home base” for most lifters can and should be the trap-bar deadlift. There, I Said It. Come at Me, Internet Trolls I remember a few years back when I was still coaching at Cressey Sports Performance another trainer who was there observing for the day walked up to make casual conversation and to ask a… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: Squeeze the Orange

I often tell people that what “connects” you to the barbell during the deadlift isn’t your hands. Rather, it’s your lats. Having the ability to engage them and firing on all cylinders during the set-up and execution has profound ramifications on deadlift technique and performance. The thing is: For some trainees, asking him or her… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: Push, Not Pull

We often think of the deadlift as a pulling exercise, and that’s true. But it’s also very much a pushing exercise. Push, Not Pull In the most rudimentary sense the deadlift can best be described as an action where one bends over at the waist, wraps his or her’s hands around a barbell, and then… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Wedge

Success with the deadlift will always be tethered to having a masterful setup. If you start in a poor position, you’re probably going to have a poor deadlift. And no friends. It sucks. The Wedge When it comes to the setup, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. In this instance we’re all special snowflakes with varying… Read more

Deadlift Perfection: 4 Easy Cues

Check out my latest article over on T-Nation.com. I went with a little change of pace compared to my normal content wheelhouse: 1o Reasons I Was Wrong All Along About Kipping Pull-Ups: They’re Awesome! Maybe Tracy Anderson Does Know What She’s Talking About Carnivore Diet vs. Keto vs. Godzilla Deadlifts, of course! Deadlift Perfection: 4… Read more

Complete Deadlift Warm-Up

If you missed the previous installments of this series from Massachusetts based strength & conditioning coach, Matthew Ibrahim, you can check them out in the links below: Complete Squat Warm-Up – HERE. Complete Bench Press Warm-Up – HERE. Lets  dive into the deadlift. Complete Deadlift Warm-Up One of the top priorities to focus on when… Read more

Why Kids Should Cheat the Deadlift

Today’s guest post come courtesy of Dan Edelman of The Brand X Method, which is a wonderful institution dedicated to improving youth sport(s) and fitness through professional youth coach education. I love what they stand for and what the strive to instill in their coaches and athletes. There’s no ONE set way to train anyone… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Kettlebell Deadlift

One of my biggest pet peeves about the fitness industry are those people who tend to be absolutists about stuff. They feel that just because something worked for them that it must mean it’ll apply to everyone, and you’re an idiot or inept if you feel otherwise: You have to back squat if you want… Read more