Don’t you just get frustrated when the weight on the bar just doesn’t seem to budge?
Frustrating indeed…but unlike you, you don’t give & you don’t give up…
But trying to make that weight budge is like trying to solve algebra in preschool. In this case, we may have to let you peak at the answers to what the pros use to pulling heavy weight.
5 Deadly tips…class is in session
1) Your Squats Bleed To Much Into Your Deadlift
This is so true it is fact, many deadlifters just squat the weight up…all the way up that is.
Partly the reason to this is the positioning of your body.
Many end up setting themselves in a squat position, knees over the bar and but too low. Think of it this way, you want your shins perpendicular to the floor, knees and shoulders behind the bar.
2) Hips Are Too Wonky Or Not Correct
Hips play a major role. If you set up wrong, your pulls can be way off. The key is to push your hips back when setting up as if you are trying to hit the wall behind.
3) Back As Round As A Scared Cat
You of course already know this, but many still fall victim. Having a rounded back like a scared cat is a good way to put you in a wheelchair. With all that load on the spine, something has to give.
Although having a rounded back is somewhat inevitable and most deadlifters still pull big numbers despite the advice due to their body mechanics and structure. If it works for you, by all means. Just know your limits.
4) Shoes Or No Shoes
It is often debated on whether or not it is good to deadlift with or without shoes, but going shoeless may be the ticket.
Going barefoot allows you to sit back on your heels more, engage the hamstrings & glutes better. Personally, I have seen people increase their deadlift by 10-20 pounds by going caveman status.
5) Perform More Heavy Singles
Whether that be rack pulls, pulls from the floor, shin, thigh, etc….Singles will prime you for even heavier weight for the next session. Pros often train in the 1-5 rep range to increase power output.
If you can get 10 reps with a specific weight, then add more weight. Find your 1RM here and begin a heavy single session. Hell you can even do a modified 5×5 routine minus the 4 reps.