Barbell deadlifts is one of the 3 power exercises along with the squat & bench press. The barbell deadlift requires some serious strength and aggression. Performing the barbell deadlift comes with risks. If you perform the barbell deadlift with bad form then that is a clear sign of disaster waiting to happen. Use these 4 steps to rev up your deadlift form and kickstart your New Year goals.
- Before setting up before the pull, your back should remain straight throughout the movement. The bar should also be as close to your shins as possible. These key points will ultimately determine how many reps and how much weight you can lift.
- 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. 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 so 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. Make sure to practice form and to keep a flat neutral back at all times. Last thing you need is a injury to derail your progress especially when you need to kick off your New years with a bang…