I get asked all the time what the best exercises are for increasing the deadlift. Combine GM’s, squats, abdominal work and some Kroc rows and you are setting yourself up for success. Push all these exercises; make them strong. There are no secrets out there to pull a big weight just a lot of hard work on some fairly unpopular movements.
- Like a squat, arch your lower back and upper back. Push your hips back, slightly bend the knees (slight bend) and descend until you feel uncomfortable. You should really feel this in your hamstrings and low back.
- How far you go down is going to be determined on your flexibility and how comfortable you feel. I don’t go down until my back is parallel to the ground but I try.
- If your hips shift forward and you have to use your legs to raise the weight, you are doing it wrong. THIS IS IMPORTANT. This is not a leg movement. Remember this.