Use these 4 steps to tweak your deadlift form.
- Before setting up on the initial pull, your back should remain straight throughout the movement. The bar should also be as close to your shins as possible.
- Create full body tension by taking a deep breath and holding it while gripping the bar as hard as possible. The tension allows you to put yourself into position before the pull.
- Once in the position and everything is tight, grab the bar and push the ground away so to speak. Always make sure to not let the bar drift away from your legs throughout the movement.
- Lower the weight back by driving your hips back as if you are sitting down on a chair. This is to keep the attention on the entire posterior chain. Once the bar passes your knees, squat the weight back to the ground without losing the neutral position in your back.
These 4 tips can drastically improve your deadlift if you are finding it difficult to move up in weight. One key point is to always maintain a flat back at all times to avoid placing pressure where it is not needed.