… still be able to deadlift 190.5kg (420 lbs) like this guy.
Update: Here is a Spreadsheet that generates your complete SS Routine including the warm-up sets. Found this Starting Strength Warm-Up Calculator Spreadsheet.Of course it’s not just applicable to Starting Strength, but for every lifting workout. Instructions1) Follow the link.2) Select the “File” button in the left hand corner.3) From the drop-down menu select “Copy spreadsheet.”4) Click “OK” […]
eyal0 on reddit shares a little tip on how to easily rack plates on the bar for deadlifts. After you put the 20kg on each side, lay down a 5kg plate next to each 20kg and roll the bar on to the small plates. This will raise the bar an inch off the ground and make […]
Hre is a great read with lots of valuable information. In Iron Evolution: Phase 5 – Westside Barbell, Technique, Dave Tate talks about the importance of technique in powerlifting. A lot of people downplay the importance of technique, but wrongly so. He explains how he performed the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift prior to joining […]
Mehdi from StrongLifts has 4 quick tips for 4 lifts. 1. Squats: Arch Your Back2. Deadlifts: Relax Your Upper-back3. Bench Press: Widen Your Stance4. Press: Get Under The Bar
Lots of people don’t know how to contract the lower back muscles. In his article “Proper Back Position for Power” Mark Rippetoe shares the cues on how to teach athletes to activate their lower backs. “A lifter who can’t control his lumbar spine isn’t as good a lifter as he can be.” For some subtle […]
Michael Keck performs a brutal deadlift variation, pausing for a two count in the concentric part of the lift. “
I am always eager to learn and re-learn different techniques and approaches to exercises. After teaching us how to bench press and box squat earlier this week, today Dave Tate shows us how to deadlift. His key points are: Sumo Deadlift stance: shins close to the bar, spread the floor, flare the knees out drop […]
Mike Robertson has a complete guide to the deadlift. He goes into all the important points, variations and common mistakes. Definitely worth bookmarking.