Things you should know about the deadlift

By March 18, 2016Stuff We Like
Deadlift

After concentrating on foam rolling and self-myofascial release last week, this week we’re taking a closer look at my favourite lift, the deadlift.

This detailed post is exactly as it’s described under the title: A Deep Analysis of Proper Deadlift Mechanics. And, as it’s written by Mark Rippetoe for T-Nation, you know it’s worth reading if you want a solid understanding of what’s going on with your body when you pull a weight from the floor and the best position to be in to deadlift safely and effectively.

You can read the full post here.

Tony Gentilcore’s two part series here takes us through some excellent advice for getting your deadlift correct, with some good lat activation exercises, cues and thoughts on ways to coach your clients.

Here’s part 1 and here’s part 2.

Frank Duffy goes through why learning to deadlift using a kettlebell first makes a lot of sense for some people. If you’re anything like me and you use kettlebells with clients, the first thing you teach them will almost certainly be the kettlebell deadlift. Frank also shares a few examples for how to make them tougher over time without simply upping the weight.

You can read the full post here.

Dave Dellanave is a man who has literally written a deadlift manual, Off the Floor. This post, where he’s writing for Eric Cressey’s blog, is a short but thoughtful look at what can separate beginners from the more advanced deadlifter.

You can find the full post here.

Another T-Nation article, this one from Will Davis, on five of the most common mistakes you will see anytime you’re in a gym watching people deadlift. There’s some crossover with other articles here (hey, it’s all Deadlifts this week, what do you expect?!) but Will’s easy to understand explanations of how to avoid these mistakes make it a post worth reading.

You can find the full post here.