Ultimate Guide to Isometric Deadlift:  7 Benefits and How to

Ultimate Guide to Isometric Deadlift:  7 Benefits and How to

Ultimate Guide to Isometric Deadlift  7 Benefits and How to

Key Points I remember leveling up on the weights during the deadlift. I stacked 507 pounds on the bar. But I couldn’t even pull the bar past my knees! For those of you experiencing something similar, you can fully understand my frustration at that time.  So the knee range was obviously my weak sticking point. … Read more

Do Deadlifts Work the Lats? (Yes, How to Engage the Lats)

Do Deadlifts Work the Lats (Yes, How to Engage the Lats)

Strong lats could make your barbell deadlift safer and more effective than EVER!   Do deadlifts work the lats? Yes, the lats get engaged during the deadlifts. However, don’t expect much growth and strength of the lats from deadlifts alone. When you learn how to engage the lats in the deadlift it stabilizes your shoulders and … Read more

Do Deadlifts Work Your Traps? (Yes, 8 Incredible Benefits)

Do Deadlifts Work Your Traps (Yes, 8 Incredible Benefits)

I remember when I first started working out, I almost never did deadlifts.  As soon as I included it into my workout program my trapezius (traps) accelerated in strength and growth.  I kid you not, within 3 months it got to the point where my back was literally hugging against my t-shirts.  I was in … Read more

How to Deadlift For Tall Guys (8 Best Technique Tips)

How to Deadlift For Tall Guys (8 Best Technique Tips)

Key Points Everyone usually agrees, the deadlift is awesome! In fact I would recommend it to almost all lifters from different facets of sport and fitness as it engages so many muscles of the lower and upper extremities. [1] Do you feel as if anatomy are affecting your deadlift? Maybe you’re a tall guy, how … Read more

How To Deadlift With Short Arms: 8 Best Tips For Bigger Pulls

How To Deadlift With Short Arms 8 Best Tips For Bigger Pulls

Key Points Some people are predisposed to be better at certain exercises. Their build allows them to naturally create better leverage and create more force in certain positions. The deadlift is no different.  If you have a long torso with long legs and long arms, you are predisposed to be great at conventional deadlifts. So … Read more

Does The Weightlifting Belt Make Your Core Weaker?

Does The Weightlifting Belt Make Your Core Weaker

Key Points Fear mongering has led many lifters’ to retreat into a shell when they hear ‘Weightlifting belt’. Well, not in the literal sense, but they’re certainly against the idea of using one for their major lifts. These lifters seem to have developed this preconceived notion that the weightlifting belt somehow weakens the core’s natural … Read more

Deadlift Every Day: Pros, Cons, Programming (Science Based)

Deadlift Every Day_ Pros, Cons, Programming (Science Based)

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases.The deadlift is a widely accepted exercise across most facets of sport and fitness.It targets a substantial amount of muscle of the lower and upper extremities, including the; quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, back and arms (1, 2, 3).The deadlift has most probably … Read more

What Is The Best Deadlift Back Angle For Your Build? Tips & Cues

What Is The Best Deadlift Back Angle For Your Build_ Tips & Cues (1)

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases.One of the biggest technique cues for the deadlift are the deadlift back angle.We’ve all seen lifters at the gym who deadlift with a rounded upper or even lower back. But, is this safe?The truth of the matter is that everyone … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Maximize Your Deadlift Grip (4 Exercises)

Ultimate Guide To Maximize Your Deadlift Grip (4 Exercises)

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases.The deadlift is known by many  as the king of the lifts.The deadlift grip acts as an intermediary to perform the lift and engage the muscles of the forearms, lower and upper extremities (1).There are a variety of grips and accessories … Read more