Powerlifting

Pillars of Deadlift Technique

The Deadlift is a foundational movement for strength and power. Done well, it improves total body strength, stability and health. Done poorly, it can become injurious. Learning how to deadlift properly is critical to maximizing the amount of weight you can lift and creating a foundation for long term success. We created of Pillars of Deadlift Technique as a step-by-step approach to help you understand how to deadlift and develop your technique from the ground up. Watch, learn and lift!

#1-Hip Hinging

The Hip Hinge is the foundational movement pattern of the deadlift and is critical to maximizing posterior chain engagement throughout the lift. Learn how to perfect this pattern in Part 1 of our series.

#2-Engaging the Lats

Generating tension in the lats will help you create a more rigid torso position and ensure the bar stays close to your body throughout the lift.

#3-Breathing and Bracing

Properly breathing and setting a neutral braced position throughout the deadlift is critical to protecting your lower back while lifting the most weight possible.

#4-From the Floor

Now that we have ensured a great setup and start position, we can begin the lift by creating a synergistic effort of the legs and back to drive the bar from the floor.

#5-The Lockout

We began this series with understanding how to begin the hip hinge movement pattern, now we bring it to a close with the simultaneous lockout of the knees, hips and shoulders to complete the lift.



More articles

Addressing Weak Points | Lockout in the Bench Press
Powerlifting

Addressing Weak Points | Lockout in the Bench Press

Missing a bench at lockout is always frustrating, stop it from happening.

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #5
Powerlifting

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #5

Garrett begins a new Hypertrophy block with newfound work capacity and strength.

The JuggLife | Zack Bartell
Powerlifting

The JuggLife | Zack Bartell

The guys sit down with their longtime protege, Zack Bartell, Owner/Head Coach of SoCal Powerlifting.

Addressing Weak Points | Weak Legs in the Squat
Powerlifting

Addressing Weak Points | Weak Legs in the Squat

Are your quads holding your squat back?

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #4
Powerlifting

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #4

Garrett embarks on another hypertrophy block under the merciless guidance of ChadBot.

Addressing Weak Points | Weak Back in the Squat
Powerlifting

Addressing Weak Points | Weak Back in the Squat

Is a weak back and glutes keeping your squat from improving?

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #3
Powerlifting

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #3

Follow along with Garrett Blevins' training on the A.I. System

Determining Phase Length & Proportion
Powerlifting

Determining Phase Length & Proportion

How long should your mesocycles and training phases be?

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #2
Powerlifting

Garrett's A.I. Coaching Log #2

Former IPF World Record Holder, Garrett Blevins, shows you how he is using the Juggernaut A.I. System