Top 10 Rules For Deadlift Training

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 12:06

By Ashiem Matthn

These are my top ten rules for deadlifts. I love deadlifts and having Eric as my guide and mentor for all things life; here are some really quick pointers about how to get good at pulling big weights for deadlifts.

Without further adieu, here's my little list of pointers:

1. Deadlift heavy. This means to use weights that are at least equal to 90% of your max (usually your relative max) or more, up to 100%.

2. Deadlift often.

3. Take deadlifts seriously.

4. Focus on being aggressive and determined to complete the rep.

5. Take each lift as it's own: approach the bar with this in mind. You must learn to treat every rep the same and treat it with respect. This will make all the difference in the long run, because when you approach all the deadlift reps, even the lighter ones, with the same respect, you will be more prepared for the heaviest lifts and they will not be as daunting.

6. Grab the bar and squeeze the life out of it.

7. Tuck chin to chest, take a deep breath into stomach and brace your core before pull.

8. Grinding through the lift is necessary at times, so don't be afraid to do it.


9. Use all tools at your disposal, but never get attached to tools.

10. Focus on hips to bar – get the bar to the hips.

A series of articles by Eric Troy that will definitely help shape your own training philosophy and teach you how to train yourself, is the Training to Fail Series. Click HERE for the series.

Good luck training hard and reaching your goals!


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