Jason and Sam deadlift heavy. You are also going to deadlift heavy today.
Today's Technique Tuesday video is with our favorite non-nonsense strength Coach, Mark Rippetoe. Today's heavy deadlifts will feel so much easier if you keep a vertical bar path. Your goal is to lift the bar from the floor in a straight path, any deviation from a straight line increases the vector forces on your body. You don't want to increase these, trust me.
It's very common, if you're not engaging your lats to keep the bar close, for the barbell to drift away from the body with each rep. Take the time to place the barbell back over your mid-foot before you pull for each and every rep. This reduces the chance of injury, and ensures a straight bar path.
Straight bar path, that's your goal, kind of like it was your goal to walk a straight path to the bar on Saturday night:-)
Night of the Living Deadlifts - Saturday, Oct 29
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