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How To Deadlift Like A Pro

November 17, 2014

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Pulling up a heavy loaded barbell with ease not only makes you feel awesome, but it also helps build great physique while packing you up with muscles. Deadlifts do many things, from activating every muscle in your body to building an improved posture.

But to make progress when doing deadlifts is not that easy, and everyone has their limits. With that in mind, here are some tips on how you can keep that progress steady.

The More, The Merrier

Same as with any other sport, weightlifting requires a certain amount of technique and form.

In that regard, if you want to improve your deadlift, you need to practice – in this case, do it more often.

By increasing frequency, you boost your ability to deadlift, and the result is greater muscle recovery and improved technique.

But everyone has their weak points, especially in the beginner stages. Analyzing and attack your weakness lets you polish your routine out until that weak spot becomes your strongest asset.

Pay extra attention to your knees and back, since these body parts most often tend to fail when one is a beginner at deadlifting.

Improve Your Grip

The muscle that’s most overlooked when doing deadlifts is the forearm. This is wrong, because our forearms have the job of holding on to the weight, and if they fail, we can’t lift at all.

That is why strengthening your grip is important. Getting rid of your straps might be a good start, while you can also use a hook grip or a double overhand.

Also keep in mind that straps should only be used in certain sets and not all the time. Instead of using straps, you can try reverse curls or towel pull-ups.

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