Deadlift Articles

Build core strength, leg power and overall conditioning with the king of all exercises, the Deadlift. As you learn proper technique, form and new variations from pro and college strength coaches, you'll realize why the Deadlift exercise is one of the best ways to build muscle and get stronger.

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4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power

Sprinting athletes need to be strong and powerful. To run fast, an athlete has to be able to exert force against the ground, not only does the athlete...

Overcoming Isometrics: The Weird Exercises That Can Instantly Make You Stronger

Can you trick your body into instantly becoming stronger and faster? It sounds like a gimmicky sales pitch, but it's entirely possible. The answer: ov...

Why Everybody Botches Single-Leg Deadlifts (and How to Finally Master Them)

The Single-Leg Deadlift is an advanced movement that will challenge foot, hip and torso stability while also developing posterior strength. It's al...

How to Deadlift With Flawless Technique

The Deadlift is a fairly simple exercise. You pick a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. Yet, it's one of—if not the—most effective e...

The One Thing Young Athletes Must Do Before They Can Get Significantly Faster

All athletes want to run faster. Speed is probably the most sought after attribute in sports today. There is no such thing as too fast. The only issue...

Are You Tough Enough to Handle the 'Zercher' Position? How This Unique Training Variation Makes You Physically and Mentally Stronger

Possibly the most underutilized position in strength and conditioning today? For my money, I'm going with the Zercher position. Not necessarily an ...

What is RPE? The System That Guarantees Consistently Great Workouts

Let's start with a simple question: How much weight should you put on the bar if you want to get stronger? The obvious answer to this broad questio...

Why My High School Athletes Must Earn the Right to Max Out

There's been a recent uptick in the number of social media videos showcasing high school kids lifting with bad form. Kids are maxing out on Cleans,...

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

How You Can Create Your Own Reverse Hyper 'Machine' in Any Gym

When discussing lower-body training, it's not uncommon to hear athletes say things like, "Ugh, Deadlift KILLS my back!" or "whenever I go heavy on Bac...

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