Top Gym Tips

How To Deadlift Right

If you’re a beginner or even an intermediate/advanced lifter looking to improve your deadlift form, make sure you have all these cues in mind.

Whatever you do, please do not yank bar off the ground. This is bound to lead to injury, with sudden loaded spinal flexion being a popular MOI for acute disc pathologies. Start by lowering the hips, engaging the lats by attempting to "bend the bar" around your shins. Then pull the slack out of the bar by leaning back ever so slightly. Now you can begin the "pull" by driving your feet into the floor until the bar is at knee height and finally extending your hips through to finish the lift