Deadlift Technique

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

Sumo Deadlift vs Back Squat: Differences and Muscles Worked

Sumo Deadlift vs Back Squat Differences and Muscles Worked

Key Points At first glance, the pure strength it takes to perform a proper deadlift or squat exercise looks to be too much for your average person or athlete.  However, deadlifts and squats are two of the most used and trained exercises in the world of strength training. Chances are, as a lifter, these exercises … 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

5 Great Benefits of the Block Deadlift: Muscles Worked, How To Guide

5 Great Benefits of the Block Deadlift Muscles Worked, How To Guide

Key Points So many types of deadlifts with such little time! The block deadlift is yet another variation of the deadlift. A deadlift block pull is an elevated deadlift with the use of wooden blocks. Many athletes and strength lifters use the block pull to strengthen the back. So are block deadlifts right for you? … Read more

Upper Back Pain While Deadlifting (5 Reasons and How To Fix)

Upper Back Pain While Deadlifting (5 Reasons and How To Fix)

Key Points Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran to the gym, having upper back pain while deadlifting is not uncommon. When you lift a heavy weight, your muscles are challenged in new ways, which can lead to them feeling sore after your workout. DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) is widely accepted as ‘just … Read more

Rack Pull vs Deadlift: Differences, Benefits, Muscles, How To Guide

Rack Pull vs Deadlift Differences, Benefits, Muscles, How To Guide

Key Points If you’ve been in the gym and have noticed some people doing deadlifts in the squat rack, you may have wondered what they were doing. In this article, we’re going to explain the differences between rack pull vs deadlift, so you can figure out if it’s something great to add to your workout … Read more