- Make sure that you maintain a slight curve in the lower back
- Keep your focus forward
- Think of sticking out your butt this will maintain the curve in your lower back
- For heavier lifts have an alternate grip (one palm out the other palm in)
- Keep your knees over your feet
- Feet should be either under your hips or shoulders (too wide a stance can lead to hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury
- Hands placement should be just outside the knees
- The bar should be just in front of, but not touching the shin when in the bent over position
- Keep your shoulders pulled back during the entire exercise
- As with all lifting exercises exhale on the concentric contraction (lifting phase) and inhale on the eccentric (returning to start) phase
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Deadlift: 08/28/2012
The deadlift is quite possibly one of the best lifts that you can do for your body. It increases core strength, leg strength, back strength, grip strength, and arm strength. So, yep you guessed it, the deadlift is a total body strength exercise.
Just a few pointers when performing the deadlift.