Posts Tagged with "deadlift"

30 Days of Deadlifts: Days 21-30

The Trilogy Ends 30 Days 30 tips, insights, and suggestions on the deadlift. 3 articles. I want to thank T-Nation.com (in particular Chris Shugart) for taking the time to edit this series and for making me look and sound competent. Dare I say, this series deserves a PULLitzer?…;o) Here’s Part III. Enjoy. —> No Diggidy,… Read more

30 Days of Deadlifts: Days 1-10

A few weeks ago I had an epiphany. Maybe I should do a 30-day series on Instagram and cover something cool? 30 Favorite Pictures of My Cat? 30 Days of Omelets? No, no, no…30 Days of Jason Bourne Fight Scene Reenactments? As you can tell, I didn’t go with any of those choices. But if… Read more

Programming Considerations: When To Choose Sumo Over Conventional Deadlift

If there’s one topic I’m asked to write more on it’s programming. What, when, why, and how do I do what I do? I may make this more of weekly or monthly series depending on how this first iteration goes. Lets see what happens. When To Choose Sumo Deadlift Over Conventional I like to think… Read more

10 Steps To Dominate Your Deadlift Technique

The better title of this post should be: “10 Steps To Ensure You Won’t Destroy the Back Of Your Pants (With Your Spine) When You Deadlift.” The deadlift, as with any compound movement, requires precision and attention to detail in order to 1) Perform it well 2) Not get hurt and 3) To have any… Read more

4 Mistakes Women Make When Deadlifting

When friend and fellow Boston-based coach, Lana Sova, pitched an article shedding light on some common mistakes she see’s other women make with regards to deadlifting, it goes without saying she had me at deadlift. Lana’s a great coach and strong herself, boosting a 300+ lb deadlift. She knows a thing or two when it… Read more

3 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift Without Deadlifting

For the sake of brevity, this post assumes you can perform a deadlift – trap bar, straight bar, bag of groceries of the ground, person, whatever – without shitting your spine. If you can’t, go seek out a reputable fitness professional – or Google it – to show you how. Much like if someone wants… Read more

Deadlifts Are Only Dangerous Because You’re Unable to Coach Them

I doubt there’s any more dichotomous exercise in existence than the deadlift. Those who like it, really like it. Those who hate it, really hate it.   On the “Like It” side of the fence are powerlifters, people who like to lift heavy things, Gandalf, and otherwise those who view it as a basic movement… Read more

The Trap Bar Deadlift is Not Cheating

The trap bar deadlift is not cheating. Get over yourself if you think otherwise.   This train of thought is something I’ve experienced throughout my career on several occasions, first, when I was still at Cressey Sports Performance. Other coaches would stop by for the day to observe or shadow and inevitably one of them… Read more