Thursday, May 6, 2010
This just added a 5lb PR to my 475lb Deadlift. When setting up the deadlift, there are a few elements to keep in mind. First, set up with the barbell over your mid-foot - think about covering the knot in your shoelaces with the bar. Second, grab the bar and set your back in good position. This position will lock in the neutral S shape of your spine. Now that your back is nice and flat, lift your hips to a position that puts your shoulders slightly in front of the bar. Once we are set up, we are going to execute the deadlift by driving through the heels, lifting the chest and hips at the same rate of speed as the bar moves up the shins. As the bar passes the knees, we drive the hips forward strongly until we reach a standing position, where our shoulders sit slightly behind the bar.