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.
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