deadlift guide

Are lifting straps helping you or setting you up for an injury?

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Do you use lifting straps or have you seen guys or girls in the gym using them for their deadlifts? Are lifting straps safe? Here’s the rationale: since the grip is usually the first thing to go in a heavy deadlift, these straps are intended to augment your grip strength, thereby setting you up for higher poundage. But they may be doing you more harm than good. Aside from helping you to move more weight,┬áthere […]

the deadlift guide

Part I: Deadlift guide for novices – building your foundation

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Unless you lift in a true strength training facility, odds are that not many people in your gym include the deadlift as part of their routine. This deadlift guide is meant to help you build a foundation for yourself – in terms of both strength and technique. Maybe you’re one of them! If this is true, then allow me to (temporarily) come to your defense. The deadlift has an intimidating name and the few guys […]