How To Deadlift Properly – Form Guide & Tips
The fastest way to increase your Deadlift is to improve your form. You will be surprised how many people don’t know how to deadlift correctly. Don’t make the mistake of trying to lift the same weight as your friend when your a beginner. It will effect your form, progress and your probably gain an injury as well.
By pulling more efficiently, you will activate more muscle fibres and be able to deadlift heavier weights.
The Strong lifts 5×5 program is a great program to follow if you want to perfect your deadlift and increase your strength.
Here are 5 points to help you get started in deadlifting with the correct form.
1) Stand with your mid-foot under the barbell
2) Bend over and grab the bar but make sure your grip is shoulder-width apart
3)Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar
4) Lift your chest up and straighten your lower back
5)Take a big breath, hold it, and stand up with the weight
6)Hold the weight for a second at the top, with locked hips and knees.
7)Return the weight to the floor by moving your hips back while bending your legs.
8)Rest a second at the bottom and repeat 5 times.
The Most Important Deadlift Technique
One technique tip you must remember is keeping a neutral back to avoid Injuries. You need to make sure you don’t put excessiv stress on the interlocking vertebra that makes up the spinal column. If you are unsure on what that would look like then watch a video on keeping a neutral back while deadlifting. You will find plenty to chose from on You Tube.
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5×5 Weightliting Program
If you want a good program to follow then take a look at the strong lift 5×5 program by clicking the link below.