TRAINING TIP TUESDAY - Perfecting The Deadlift

The deadlift is one of our favourite exercises to program.

But we often see a lot of people rushing through them. This causes a lot of bouncing the bar off the floor. Then having to ‘catch’ the bar mid lift.

Having to catch the load can place excess stress on your spine as well as throw your technique out. It can also be a culprit for a lack of strength when trying to pull a heavy load off the ground.

Instead treat each rep as a single. Lower the bar to the ground, pause, reset, re-engage and then drive up again.

This will lead to more total work being produced within each set and will also lead to greater strength improvements in time.

Nathan Tieppo
Nathan Tieppo


As the founder and head trainer at Momentum PT and with a wealth of knowledge from a variety of industry roles over the last 12 years Nathan has the knowledge and experience to pass on. Nathan specialises in sport specific preparation for athletes at all levels.

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