Jan 212016

I really love the guides by Stronglifts so I will be posting one every few days as they truly are a great resource for lifters.

deadliftHow to Deadlift with proper form: pull the bar from the floor until you’ve locked your hips and knees. Keep your lower back neutral.

Proper Deadlift form starts with the weight on the floor. Pull the bar until you’ve locked your hips and knees. Return it to the floor by moving your hips back first and then bending your knees. Rest a second between reps and repeat. Do five reps total on the StrongLifts 5×5 program.

To Deadlift with proper form means with your lower back neutral. Rounding your lower spine during heavy Deadlifts is dangerous for your back. It squeezes your spinal discs and can cause injuries like herniated discs. Deadlift with your lower back neutral to avoid injury.

Proper Deadlift form increases effectiveness. Moving the bar in a vertical line shortens the distance the weight travels from floor to top. This increases how much you Deadlift. You’ll get stronger and build more muscle if you Deadlift with proper form.

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