Deadlift Technique

9 Best Sumo Deadlift Alternatives – How to Perform

9 Best Sumo Deadlift Alternatives - How to Perform

Key Points The deadlift is one of the best compound exercises to strengthen your posterior chain muscles and develop strength. The same goes for the sumo deadlift. However, from time to time we want to add some variability to our training. There is also the situation where an injury might prevent you from doing the … Read more

Do Deadlifts Help Vertical Jump? (Yes, 5 Ways)

Do Deadlifts Help Vertical Jump (Yes, 5 Ways)

Key Points Deadlifts are such a great fundamental exercise for all sports. Most sports require some sort of vertical jump or power to generate through the legs. Coaches and trainers implement different types of agility exercises to get their players ready and stack performance. But what about deadlifts? Do deadlifts help vertical jump? Yes! Deadlifts … Read more

8 Best Deadlift Accessory Exercises to Increase Strength

The 8 Best Deadlift Accessory Exercises (Tips & Videos)

Key Points The deadlift is one of the best exercises you can do to increase your strength. Smashing through a heavy set of deadlifts leaves you feeling tired, but accomplished. If you reach a plateau with your deadlift, the obvious answer is to deadlift more. However, there are several deadlift assistance exercises you can do … Read more

Trap Bar Deadlift vs Front Squat: How to, Pros, Cons

Trap Bar Deadlift vs Front Squat How To, Pros, Cons

Key Points When it comes to building muscle mass and power in the lower body, few exercises can compete with squats and deadlifts. Across the various styles of squats and deadlifts, trap bar deadlifts and front squats are many lifter’s go-to exercises as they look to maximize leg hypertrophy. So, trap bar deadlift vs front … Read more

Suitcase Deadlift – Muscles Worked, Benefits and How to Do

Suitcase Deadlift Muscles Worked How to Guide, Benefits

Key Points In this exercise guide, we have covered a very unique deadlift variant called the suitcase deadlift. We go over suitcase deadlift muscles worked, how to, benefits and alternatives. So what is the suitcase deadlift? The suitcase deadlift muscles worked include your core, glutes, calves, grip strength, traps, hamstrings and quads. With the suitcase … Read more

How to Breathe During Deadlift – The Proper Way

How to Breathe During Deadlift

Key Points We may know how to perform deadlifts, but neglect proper breathing techniques. I am going to outline the optimal deadlift breathing for a safe and effective workout. We start off by going over why we need to breathe properly during deadlifts, including; oxygen uptake, spine safety, and deadlift efficiency/effectiveness.  So how should you … Read more

Semi Sumo Deadlift Ultimate Guide (4 Benefits, 2 Drawbacks)

semi sumo deadlift ultimate guide

Key Points There are so many deadlift variations I’ve lost count. Have you ever heard of the semi sumo deadlift? No? Well, I’ve put together a beast of a guide on what it is and the main similarities and differences of the semi sumo deadlift.  What is the semi sumo deadlift? So let’s get to … 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

Deadlift Barefoot vs Deadlift In Lifting Shoes (9 Reasons)

barefoot deadlift vs deadlifting with lifting shoes

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases.The deadlift represents the art of powerlifting and strength.While other exercises focus on endurance and bodyweight manipulation, deadlifting is straightforward: the more you lift, the better your overall fitness level.This is why many lifters do various tweaks in their techniques to … Read more