Posts Tagged with "deadlift"

The Deadlift: Beginner Basics

I came across this comment yesterday on Twitter from a friend of mine who’s an accomplished trainer and someone I respect a lot: How many articles can be written about the deadlift? And when writing, does the author ever say to self, “maybe I should wait on this one.” I can’t say I disagree with… Read more

Two Dudes Talking Deadlifts

My good friend and fellow colleague, David Dellanave, was kind enough to sit down and talk deadlifts with me today. Deadlifts? SQUIRREL!!! He’s just released a revision of his amazing resource, Off the Floor: A Manual for Deadlift Domination today with all sorts of add-ons and bonuses that will, well, help anyone dominate their deadlift. Specifically,… Read more

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Deadlifters – Part 2

In case you missed it, last week I shared a few thoughts on deadlifting. You can check out part one HERE. In it, rather than regurgitate the same ol’ obvious things most people who write about deadlifts regurgitate (don’t round your back!, good deadlifters don’t “jerk” the bar off the ground, 2+2 = 4, water… Read more

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Deadlifters – Part 1

When I was a junior in college one of my professors had us read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Yeah, I didn’t read it. But who actually reads in college anyways? I was too busy playing baseball, lifting weights, watching Party of Five, and not hanging out with girls because,… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/5/14

I’m in trouble. I was perusing Netflix yesterday morning trying to find something quick to watch while I ate my eggs when I noticed the show Forensic Files was now available to stream. Was started off as me thinking “Oh, I’ll watch like one or two episodes” (they’re 20 minutes each), turned into five, and… Read more

Should You Use Straps When Deadlifting?

Lifting Straps. Yes, No, Maybe So? Starring at the barbell on the floor I couldn’t help but think to myself, “holy shit that’s a lot of weight.” Also, “I hope I don’t shit myself.” The year: 2004. The place: Albany, NY, at some random Golds Gym. I was visiting my sister and her family after… Read more

How to Improve Tension In the Deadlift

My former editor at T-Nation, Bryan Krahn, used to cringe sometimes when I sent him an article. It seemed every other article I sent him would hover around the topic of deadlifts. Top Tips to Improve Your Deadlift Deadlifts For Mass Gains Deadlifts For Athletic Gains How Deadlifts Can Spice Up Your Sex Life &… Read more

3 (Not So Common) Mistakes People Make (That Many Don’t Think About) When Trying to Improve Their Deadlift

I don’t claim to know everything. Sure I can regurgitate all the muscles that attach to the scapulae, list all the muscles involved with posterior pelvic tilt, name all the members of the starting line-up for the 1990 Oakland Athletics, recite line-for-line the “I will find, and I will kill you” monologue Liam Neeson uses… Read more