'(0:31)- Deadlift Max- 505lbs (0:38)- Deadlift Fundamental Videos Series (1:05)- Proper Footwear (3:16)- Lower Back Warm-Ups (5:00)- Weightlifting Belt & Internal Belt (6:41)- Proper Foot Stance (8:04)- Grip Styles (10:04)- Head, Shoulder & Lower Back Positioning (12:25)- Warm-Up *READ FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS* https://muscularstrength.com/article/Deadlift-Why-You-Are-Not-Lifting-As-Much-Weight-As-You-Could Deadlift Fundamentals- Beginners Start Here! The deadlift is an exercise that is equally loved and feared by the masses. For those who have mastered this lift they know that it is great for building overall strength. Those who fear it usually do because they still need a bit of practice when it comes to proper form. This exercise should fatigue your glutes and hamstrings before your lower back. If you are experiencing pain in your lower back, even when lifting light weight, it may be a form issue that can be easily fixed. The following four “Deadlift Fundamentals” videos should be watched before you attempt your first deadlift. They will help explain proper form and ensure you have the core strength to perform the exercise. (These videos can be viewed in the player to the right.) Deadlift Fundamentals- Stabilization (Barbell) Deadlift Fundamentals- The Set-Up (Barbell) Deadlift Fundamentals- Foot Stance (Barbell) Deadlift Fundamentals- Hip Drive (Barbell) Final Tips & Tricks to MAXIMIZE your lift! Believe it or not it may be possible to add five to ten extra reps to your current five rep max just by making a few adjustments to how you approach and lift the barbell. Below we are going to discuss proper footwear, lower back warm-ups, weightlifting belts & your internal belt, proper foot stance, different grip styles, as well as head, shoulder and lower back positioning. It will be a cumulative effort of slightly tweaking each one of these to help you maximize your lift so be sure to apply them all. Proper Footwear There are many options when it comes to proper footwear, but which one is right for you? The right shoe will have a significant impact on your workout, so choose wisely! Running Shoes You should never deadlift in shoes that are made with a soft cushion. Your feet are your foundation and they need to be solid if you expect to maximize your lift. The soft cushion creates an unstable foundation which not only creates more distance from your feet to the ground (more distance to lift the barbell), but may cause you to slightly wobble as you perform the lift. Lifting Shoes Lifting shoes are made specifically for lifting. Although they have a raise heel just like a running shoe, the raised heel here is a solid platform and is used to help create more balance when performing lifts such as a “snatch” or “clean & jerk” when your shins are tilted forward. This is because in flat shoes when you step forward you will have to balance yourself with just your toes as you heel naturally rises. The added platform allows you to be on your toes and heal for maximum balance. Wrestling Shoes & Barefoot Creating the shortest amount of distance for the barbell to travel is key when it comes to maximizing the amount of weight you can lift. Just a few centimeters could mean the difference between adding five to ten pounds to your max lift. Barefoot would be the best option to create the least amount of distance, but if you are unable to lift barefoot in your gym a simple pair of wrestling shoes works great too! Lower Back Warm-Ups Before performing any lift that puts a lot of pressure on your lower back you should always take five to ten minutes to warm up. This could be the difference between having an amazing lift or a painful lower back strain. Here are two quick warm-ups that you can do to help avoid an injury. Perform two sets of twelve reps per exercise before you begin your lift. Alternating Toe-To-Hand Touch (1 - 1 Count): Lay on your back with your arms out by your sides and legs straight. Raise your right leg in the air and while keeping your head facing the ceiling and arms extended rotate your hips and try to touch your toes to your left hand. Return to the middle, lower your right leg followed by raising your left leg and repeat to the opposite side. *CONTINUE READING HERE* https://muscularstrength.com/article/Deadlift-Why-You-Are-Not-Lifting-As-Much-Weight-As-You-Could Program Selector - Get The Right Program For You! - https://muscularstrength.com/Program-Selector ---------------------------------------- Subscribe To My Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottHermanFitness ---------------------------------------- 1 on 1 Online Coaching - http://muscularstrength.com/consultations ---------------------------------------- DOWNLOAD MY APP! – iPhone & Android! https://muscularstrength.com/phoneapp ---------------------------------------- MORE TIPS! - https://www.instagram.com/ScottHermanFitness'
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