How toMastering The Deadlift
13 steps
The deadlift is a hinging movement.
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To begin, step up to the bar so that it cuts your shoes in half.
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Have a soft bend in your knees and hinge your hips back.
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Grip the bar tightly as though you are trying to break the bar in half.
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You should be looking a few feet in front of the bar for the entire lift.
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Take a big breath in, hold it + push your feet into the ground. Hips forward, squeeze your butt!
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You should be standing up straight, your shoulders directly over your feet.
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To lower the bar, hinge your hips back + bend your knees.
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Try to lower the bar with so much control it doesn’t make a sound.
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Start with sets of 5 reps + work up to a weight that feels challenging.
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Mistake #1: Rounding your back. Fix: Keep your back flat the entire time.
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Mistake #2: Overdoing it at the top. Fix: Just stand up straight.
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Mistake #3: Squatting the bar down. Fix: Hinge and feel weight in your heels.
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