Mike Tuchscherer talks about cues that help his Deadlift.
- breathing – 3 pressure breaths + one big breath
- “locking the lats” by pulling the shoulders blades down, like the “shoulder pop” mentioned here
Update 26.09.2013: Another video from Mike explaining how to use the lats in the Deadlift.
- Flexing the lats – Pulls the shoulder down and back
- Cue: bend the bar across your legs
Update 15.09.2014: another Deadlift instruction video from Mike. At the end he also addresses the “using the lats” cue.
Update: Stumbled across this video of Mike where he does Deadlifts with a Pause right after lift off… with 297kg (655lbs). Perfect Form.
Mike Tuchscherer Deadlift Cues – Breathing & Using the Lats is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.