90 DAY CHALLENGE: GREAT UNCLE DEADLIFT (THE BASICS WK 2, DAY 1)

18 May

Moving along in the 90 day challenge, this week we will be getting to know our Great Uncle Deadlift. Today we will cover the foundations of the basic, most commonly used version of the Deadlift.

Click HERE to see a video showing the basics of the Deadlift

Click HERE to see a video on foot positioning for the Deadlift

Click  HERE to learn the anatomy behind the Deadlift  

Click HERE to read an article about the Deadlift 

QUESTION:

Why is the Deadlift important?

ANSWER:

Quite simply, it teaches you how to properly pick something up off the ground. I don’t care if you are a man or woman, adult or child… you are going to have to pick stuff up from the floor at some point in your life so you may as well learn how to do it properly.

NOTE:

If you cannot Deadlift a 45 pound plate on each side (135 pounds) you may have trouble with the height of the bar… it should be mid-shin level… if this is a problem 

  1. put weight plates/something solid underneath the barbell to hoist it up
  2. use/purchase bumper plates

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