Posted on 22 Oct 2009 17:43

One Legged Deadlift? What Does it Do for your Strength Training?

by EricTEricT 06 Apr 2012 19:52

I am seeing enough one legged deadlifts or "single leg deadlifts" that I am compelled to make a point about how something becomes a deadlift. For something to become a deadlift, you must lift if from a "dead stop" off the floor. Why off the floor? Because if you only say "dead stop" as a way of categorizing a lift you end up in a goofy world where exercises in which the bar "stops" can be called a deadlift. A deadlift is not a category of lifts…it is simply one lift with some variations that are similar but not technically "deadlifts."

06 Apr 2012 19:52

Continue reading this post...

Comments: 0

Difficulty Breathing During Front Squats

by EricTEricT 01 Feb 2012 23:02

Here is a Simple Training Drill to Solve Breathing Problems During the Front Squat

You may have noticed that it can be difficult to get a good deep breath in between reps of the front squat. Not everybody has this problem to the same extent, but most everybody would have noticed that the front squat makes breathing a bit restricted. The position of the elbows, combined with the heavy load on the shoulders, restricts the chest. It is easy to simulate this effect right now as you read this: simply raise your arms up over your head and try to take a deep breath into your upper chest. You should notice that the chest wall is restricted and it is close to impossible to take a full breath this way.

01 Feb 2012 23:02

Continue reading this post...

Comments: 5

BASIC Progression and Bulgarian Split Squats

by EricTEricT 06 Sep 2009 17:53

I am always bringing up, obsessively you might say, how there are many different ways to progress in strength training. And, in fact, how many different things we do and achieve represent progression that we don't even recognize.

06 Sep 2009 17:53

Continue reading this post...

Comments: 1

This page created 22 Oct 2009 17:43
Last updated 26 Oct 2015 01:53

© 2020 by Eric Troy and Ground Up Strength. All Rights Reserved. Please contact for permissions.