deadlift

The deadlift: train more or train less? Three suggestions that may work for you

There´s a controversy that won’t go away that easy: what improves your deaflift more? Increasing or decreasing frequency? Until a few years back, we had few advocates of the higher (highER, not high) frequency deadlift. Today, however, a couple of good coaches recommend higher frequency pulling. Three weeks ago, one of my lifters had a […]

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Pronated and alternate grip for the deadlift

I believe it is a consensus that training the pronated grip for the deadlift will improve both grip strength and the deadlift itself. As Altug Dural described his protocol (the 1-2-3 ladder), I became curious and started to ask around about people’s pronated grip deadlift PR. Most people don’t know and never tried to measure

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About boys, testosterone and pads

Today I received a video from a student in his 4th week of this training cycle. He is (very) young physical educator and instructor at a gym chain in São Paulo. Nice deadlift. Pads under the bar to “protect” the floor from the 400 something pound impact. So I remembered the conversation I had with

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The deadlift and lower back soreness

  There’s too much controversy about why it happens and what the biomechanical culprit is. I read what’s there to read from blogs and non-specialist forums and also from lifters. That’s what interests me the most: it doesn’t matter if the lifter is way off in his/her explanation of the phenomenon: he/she knows how it

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Quads, butt and shoulder blades: quick fixes to the deadlift

As it always happens in every meet, a few kids today, at the South American WPC Championship, missed the deadlift. Most of them failed to lockout with straight legs and hips. I had the chance to try and help some at the warmup area, where we were waiting to be called to the platform. It

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