Advanced Deadlift Tip for Increasing Speed/Strength Off the Floor

This tip is for more advanced/experienced strength sport athletes looking to lift the heaviest weights possible.

It’s been the most impactful change I’ve made to my deadlift in the past few years.

Rather than pre-loading the bar via pulling the slack out and getting extremely tight to the bar — get a tight brace, tight grip, long arms and pull your hips into the best “jumping” position.

Find your most powerful/strongest starting position — not necessarily the position where you feel tightest and the most tension to the bar.

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5 Simple Cues You Need to Know for a Bigger Deadlift

Great deadlifters can make lifting even the heaviest weights look easy.

It takes these lifters years of practice to gain mastery and perfect their deadlift technique.

Experienced lifters have listened to hundreds of cues trying to perfect their form.

Often the right string of word creates a remarkable connection between your mind and body, allowing you to perform a movement seamlessly.

However, the same cues aren’t always going to connect and make sense to everyone.

In this article, I’ve outlined 5 cues. They’ve connected with me and many of my clients.

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Stronger in 60 Seconds: Flat vs. rounded back deadlift

Flat vs. rounded back deadlift.

Here are my thoughts after trying both:

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Round back: My shoulders are dropped to shorten the ROM. I make my arms long and reach for the bar. This sets my lats down towards my front pockets, keeping my lats/upper back tight.

My lower back starts in a neutral position, while my upper back is slightly rounded.

With “longer” arms, I’m able to start with my hips closer to the bar. This improves the leverage and allows me to have a more aggressive push off the floor.

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