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The Subtle Cue That Unlocks Enormous Deadlifts
Changing your thinking from "pull" to "push" can be the difference between a big lift and a no-lift.
3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 13
These pieces have caught your attention throughout the week. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.
Breaking Muscle HQ
A Unified Theory of Deadlifting
Should you allow your lumbar spine to assume a flexed posture when deadlifting? I have the answer, and here is the scientific evidence.
Warm Up to Lift Big: a Movement Prep Blueprint for Strength
Start incorporating these warm-up routines before your big lifts to get the most out of your workouts.
5 Supplemental Exercises to Develop a Stronger Deadlift
Nothing will build your deadlift more than simply deadlifting, but these five exercises can help give you a boost and stay injury-free.
What I Learned From Deadlifting 500 Pounds
A journey to big PRs isn't about the perfect program or expensive equipment - it's about consistency and effort.
Newton's 3rd Law and How to Leverage Massive Deadlifts
There is no need to argue which deadlift stance is best - it is all about finding your mechanical power position.
You Need to Be Strong: Investing In the Currency of Health
Getting older doesn't have to equal getting weaker.
How to Put 40kg on Your Deadlift in 15 Weeks
This is not another fancy deadlift program. This is real world advice about what you need to get results.
The Worst Strength Training Advice on the Internet
Internet fitness is a bipolar beast - there are a lot of unqualified opinions flying around.
What Kind of Deadlift Is the Right Kind of Deadlift?
Since there are so many deadlift variations, it can be overwhelming to think about which one is the best one to train. In my mind, though, it is a rather easy question to answer.
To Deadlift From the Floor or Not To?
I recently worked with a client who improved his deadlift by starting with the eccentric portion of the lift. A recent study supports this practice as well.
How to Scale "Diane" and Tame the WODs
Here are the four rules for scaling all benchmark CrossFit WODs, plus specifics on how to scale "Diane" to where you are at as an athlete.
6 Common Deadlift Questions Answered
Conventional or sumo? Mixed grip or overhand grip? And what about hook grip? Or straps? So many questions about deadlift variations! Here are my answers to the most common deadlift dilemmas.
3 Unusual Accessory Exercise to Bust Through Your Deadlift Plateau
Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have used variations of their lifts to improve their specific weaknesses for decades. We can use the same strategy with the deadlift with these variations.
Why It's Sometimes Totally Okay to Lift With a Rounded Back
It can be advantageous to round your back when lifting heavy in your training. Because life doesn't always conveniently look like a barbell and sometimes we can't help but round our backs.
Improve Your Sprinting By Lifting Heavy 10 Minutes Prior
Maybe it sounds crazy, but new research shows a simple way to improve your sprinting times is to lift heavy ten minutes before you run. Not five, not twenty, but ten minutes before - and heavy!
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