Deadlift Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • Sometimes subtlety is overrated. I’m going to come right out and tell you why I’m writing  this article. There won’t be a twist at the end or “Aha!” moment. I’m just going to beat you over the head with it, because to be quite honest, after staring at the computer I find myself bereft of […]

  • 10 Steps to Great Deadlifting Technique

    By Chad Smith | In Deadlift | on July 18, 2014

    The deadlift in some ways is the simplest exercise: just pick the bar up off the floor!  But in other ways, it the most complex, as it is the most taxing to the CNS and the technique varies the greatest from athlete to athlete based upon individual leverages. Here are some key technical points for […]

  • 5 tips to take your deadlift to the next level

    By Dean Somerset | In Deadlift | on July 15, 2014

    The deadlift is probably one of the most revered lifts in training. It’s one of the top movements for maximal amount of weight moved, is a common staple exercise for bodybuilding, strongman competitors, Olympic athletes of any sport, and even useful in rehabilitating low back injuries. Because of the propensity for ego to exceed logic, […]

  • What’s Your Favorite Accessory Movement?

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on November 1, 2013

    First off, let’s get one thing straight, accessory movements are used AFTER the primary movement! You can’t just do squat, bench and dead variations are expect to kill it on the platform, you’ve gotta put your attention on the real thing. Accessory movements though are great to attack various weaknesses. Check out some of our […]

  • Pause Your Way To Bigger Lifts

    By Chad Smith | In Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting | on October 31, 2013

    Paused variations of any lift are great accessory movements to build the full lifts in the most specific manner possible. I say that these variations are the most specific because they are in fact the exact competition lift, just with a pause at some portion of it, thus they will have the highest transfer to […]

  • 3 Common Mistakes in the Deadlift

    By Juggernaut | In Deadlift | on October 28, 2013

    Brandon Lilly’s deadlift has taken off in the last year, going from 725 to 810 in competition, thanks to the ingenius programming of The Cube Method. In this video, Brandon breaks down 3 common mistakes he sees being made in the deadlift including… -Bar Drift, ie. the bar floating away from your body -Improving your […]

  • Improving Your Deadlift Lockout

    By Brandon Lilly | In Deadlift | on September 23, 2013

    The most common questions I get from powerlifters pertain primarily to the deadlift. It is the one lift that seems to have caused lifters the most problems, and many argue that the deadlift is the purest test of strength, and will amongst the three lifts. I, myself, have faced many demons in the deadlift having […]

  • Deadlift Tips and Tricks

    By Brandon Lilly | In Deadlift | on June 27, 2013

    Team Juggernaut is home to some of the strongest deadlifters in the World! With 7 deadlifters having pulled over 750 pounds in competition, TeamJTS is a wealth of training knowledge. Check out these tips and tricks from Team Juggernaut. BUILDING STRENGTH OFF THE FLOOR Brad Little: For strength off the floor I feel nothing builds […]

  • Deadlifts, Breathing, and Bracing

    By Ryan Brown | In Deadlift | on June 26, 2013

    The deadlift has become notorious from the number of backs it has claimed. We all know that it is a great exercise for building strength and size, as well as for building the hip hinge pattern. In the circles that I travel in, I rarely find anyone opposed to the deadlift, but out there with […]

  • The Deadlift’s Role in Power Development

    By Matt Vincent | In Deadlift | on June 25, 2013

    This article is part of the Juggernaut Deadlift Manual which you can get for FREE by signing up for the Newsletter in the bar on the right of this screen or on the homepage! I have competed in numerous different things from High School sports like Football and Track, Collegiate Track and Field (Shotput, Discus, and Hammer), Strongman, Powerlifting both […]

  • How I Built My Best Deadlift Ever: CAT Deads

    By Chad Smith | In Deadlift | on June 25, 2013

    The idea of Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT) was introduced to me through my work with Josh Bryant and popularized by Dr. Fred Hatfield, one of the greatest squatters of all-time, before that. “this method refers to the process of deliberately trying to accelerate the bar throughout the concentric phase of the movement, instead of allowing […]

  • Deadlift 101

    By Brandon Lilly | In Deadlift | on June 24, 2013

    The conventional deadlift is arguably the best test of brute strength in powerlifting. Other lifts are dominated by technique, and form, but the conventional deadlift unlike the other lifts offers a wide variety of forms, and techniques that have proven productive. But, there are staples that will hold true no matter what form you use. […]

  • Hamstring Training for the Deadlift

    By Pete Rubish | In Deadlift | on June 20, 2013

    If you’re anything like me, you’ve gone a significant period of time neglecting to train your hamstrings.  The hamstrings aren’t a flashy muscle group, they excite almost no one, and they can be one of the more painful muscle groups to train.  No one comes up to you and comments on your hamstrings, nor do […]

  • Pillars of the Deadlift

    By Daniel Green | In Deadlift | on April 2, 2013

    The task is well defined—and competitively measured—lift more weight. Succeeding, however, is the complex part. And repeatedly doing so will require a great plan. I’d tell you what that plan is, but I don’t know what it is for you. Improving is a uniquely personal task. So what I am going to set out to […]

  • To Pull A Lot, You Need To Pull A Lot

    By Brandon Lilly | In Deadlift | on March 11, 2013

    Despite what you have been told the best deadlifters in the world pull very often, they are just intelligent enough to cycle their pulls. By cycling this not only keeps their deadlift progressing, but it also allows them to work the deadlift in various ways, and in parts. The number one stand out “part” for […]

  • Happy Birthday Eric Lilliebridge

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on March 7, 2013

    Happy birthday to one of the strongest and most talented powerlifters in the World today! Team Juggernaut’s Eric Lilliebridge turns 23 years old today. Yes, you read that right, Eric Lilliebridge owner of the World Record raw w/ wraps squat in the 275s class (881 pounds) and a 2204 raw total, is only 23 years […]

  • Going Heavy on The Juggernaut Method

    By Chad Smith | In Powerlifting | on January 16, 2013

    The most common question I receive about The Juggernaut Method, is “how can I add in some heavier work?”. The Juggernaut Method is built around submaximal work done for a high volume with great attention to the quality of the lift from both a technique and speed standpoint. While I don’t think that it is […]

  • Get to Know Pete Rubish

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 7, 2013

    Name: Pete Rubish Age: 21 Height/Weight: 6’0” 235 lbs. Hometown: Cambridge, WI Current City: Madison, WI Years Training: 7 years Years Competing: 3 years Competition PRs: 661 lb. Squat (no knee wraps), 352 lb. bench press, 777 lb. deadlift Where You Train: My basement, Capital Fitness, University Weight Room, Pro Gym Day Job: Student What […]

  • Get to Know Corey Hayes

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 2, 2013

    Name: Corey Hayes Age: 22 Height/Weight: 5’10 / 235lbs Hometown: Prestonsburg, KY Current City: Richmond, KY Years Training: 7 Years Competing: 6 PRs: My current raw competition PR’s are Squat: 725 Bench: 425 Deadlift: 680 Total: 1825 @220 The deadlift was done about 7 months after herniating my L5 and S1, Im proud of the […]

  • My Strength Journey

    By Brad Little | In Powerlifting | on December 18, 2012

    I have always enjoyed knowing how a great strength athlete began. I would love nothing more than to sit down with guys like Bill Kazmaier, Ed Coan, or Kirk Karwoski and find out exactly what got them started in strength sports. Since I find this so fascinating I though I would share with everyone why […]

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