Dumbbell Deadlift: How To, Common Mistakes, & More

The dumbbell deadlift helps strengthen the posterior chain, specifically the glutes and hamstrings. It is an excellent variation to use in place of the barbell deadlift and allows for a greater range of motion. It can also be used to work your way up to the bar. I recommend the dumbbell deadlift to all lifters. … Continue ReadingDumbbell Deadlift: How To, Common Mistakes, & More

Deadlift: Muscles Worked, How-To, & Common Mistakes

The deadlift primarily works the quads, glutes, hamstrings, lats, traps, core, and mid-back muscles.  When you bring the barbell from the floor to knees, you primarily work the quads (thighs). When you bring the bar from the knees to a standing position, you strengthen the lower and mid back, glutes, and hamstrings.  The lats, traps, … Continue ReadingDeadlift: Muscles Worked, How-To, & Common Mistakes

5 Powerlifting Deadlift Programs: Get Stronger & Break Thru Plateaus

If you are looking for the perfect deadlift program, you won’t find one because there are many, many ways to train your deadlift and get great results! What you can absolutely find are programs built on sound principles of strength and muscle development specific to different stages of your lifting career.  That’s the way I … Continue Reading5 Powerlifting Deadlift Programs: Get Stronger & Break Thru Plateaus

Trap Bar Deadlift vs. Conventional: Differences, Pros, Cons

Although there are many variations of the deadlift, the trap bar deadlift and conventional deadlift are two of the most common. I’ve been successfully using both deadlift variations for the last seven years, both in my training and with hundreds of clients. But before deciding whether you should do one over the other, you should … Continue ReadingTrap Bar Deadlift vs. Conventional: Differences, Pros, Cons

Deadlifting With Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Risks & How To Fix

Deadlifting with an anterior pelvic tilt can cause a lot of problems for your lower back and hinder your performance, so it is important to know how to fix it if you’re struggling with this issue. So what is deadlifting with an anterior pelvic tilt, and how do you fix it? Deadlifting with an anterior … Continue ReadingDeadlifting With Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Risks & How To Fix

Deadlift Pyramid: What Is It? How To Do It? Common Mistakes

A simple way to add additional volume to your deadlift program is to perform pyramid sets. While you may have heard of these before, it’s not always clear what exactly that means.  What exactly is a deadlift pyramid? A deadlift pyramid is an arrangement of consecutive working sets where the weight increases while the reps … Continue ReadingDeadlift Pyramid: What Is It? How To Do It? Common Mistakes

How to Increase Deadlift Strength by 100 Pounds

Increasing your deadlift by 100 pounds is possible, but you must fulfill certain conditions to meet that goal. How quickly and efficiently you get there will depend on various variables. So how can you increase deadlift strength by 100 pounds? You need to make sure you have the technique dialed in by choosing the convention … Continue ReadingHow to Increase Deadlift Strength by 100 Pounds

Can You Just Do Deadlifts For Back? Yes, But It’s Not Ideal

You might be aware that deadlifts are not just a lower body exercise but that they also incorporate a significant amount of muscle recruitment in your back. If you’re looking to grow your back, you might wonder – can I just do deadlifts to grow my back?  The deadlift should not be the only tool … Continue ReadingCan You Just Do Deadlifts For Back? Yes, But It’s Not Ideal

Are You Deadlifting Too Much? 16 Signs To Know

You may think that training the deadlift harder leads to more gains. And that’s true — your deadlift training needs to progressively overload as you get stronger and more experienced over time. However, you need to make sure that you are not training the deadlift too much when it comes to frequency, volume, and the … Continue ReadingAre You Deadlifting Too Much? 16 Signs To Know