Tag Archives: deadlift

Do Rack Pulls For a Thicker Back

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Rack pulls are not a popular exercise. You rarely see them on ”back day”. That’s not a surprise since most humans go to the gym to play with the machines. Hard basic exercises are not as attractive as pump work. Another factor contributing to the rack pull’s obscurity is the requirement for a power cage […]

The Biggest Deadlift Mistakes People Make

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1.Lifting with bad form Undoubtedly, deadlifting with bad form is the most frequent deadlift mistake. Many trainees just focus on pulling more weight while completely disrespecting the proper mechanics of the lift. Do yourself a favor and learn how to deadlift. 2.Deadlifting heavy too frequently Technically, you can deadlift every day if the weight is […]

Why is the squat more popular than the deadlift?

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1.The squat allows you to train more frequently The squat has an eccentric (negative) portion while the deadlift doesn’t. As a result, the deadlift is hard to recover from, and people hate it for that. You can’t do heavy deadlifts every day. It’s impossible. Meanwhile, you can squat relatively heavy very frequently. 2.The squat builds big […]

Is The Dumbbell Deadlift Effective?

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In general, the deadlift is a barbell exercise. However, many people who train at home and don’t have access to a bar wonder whether dumbbell deadlifts are an effective way to train. The exercise offers some value but comes with a set of limitations too. Dumbbell Deadlifts Are Too ”Light” and Feel Awkward The dumbbell […]

The Best Shoes For Squats and Deadlifts

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In general, raw lifting does not require special equipment – chalk, straps, stable shoes and a belt are among the few needed accessories. This is why most people are interested in raw rather than equipped powerlifting which requires the usage of bench shirts and other fancy entourage. THE SQUAT There are three types of shoes […]

Squats vs. Deadlifts

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What’s better – squats or deadlifts? This is a question that keeps a large part of the lifting population awake. To determine which one is the king, we must analyze the benefits of both lifts. Squat Benefits Heavy weights and strength carryover. The lower body strength developed from squats is transferable to many exercises including […]

Does The Deadlift Develop The Latissimus dorsi?

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The deadlift is a complete back exercise. It works every muscle in your back from the low spinal erectors all the way to the traps and neck. Nobody can hide from the deadlift. Big or small, all muscles are caught, cooked and owned. When people hear the statement above, they often reply by saying “But […]

Shins Bleeding From Deadlifts – Why?

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The deadlift is a brutal exercise that can make a tough guy scream like a baby away from the tit. As a bonus, you often get bleeding shins. Why? The friction between the skin of the shins and the bar during the ascend causes wounds. Is this any good? Believe it or not, the fact […]

Smith Machine Deadlift – Is It Effective?

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The Smith Machine was invented in the 1950s by “the godfather of fitness”  Francois Henri “Jack” LaLanne. Unfortunately, most people use it for the wrong exercises. It’s like putting an Intel processor in an AMD socket. It’s not going to work. For example, deadlifts on a smith machine suck because: 1.You get out of position. The […]

Building Big Legs With Deadlifts

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The deadlift is a classic compound exercise that allows you to lift a significant amount of weight. It builds your lats, spinal erectors, hamstring, glutes, forearms, traps and other muscles. Unlike the squat, the deadlift comes with a shorter range of motion (ROM) and places a higher emphasis on the hamstrings than the quads. With […]

Deadlift Myths Revealed

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The deadlift has a legendary status due to its effect on the body and central nervous system (CNS). However, there are many misconceptions surrounding the exercise that cause more harm than good. It’s time to bust the myths. Myth 1: The deadlift makes your waist thicker and spoils your physique The idea that deadlifts and squats […]

Are Powerlifters Natural

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More and more fitness enthusiasts are encouraged to train like powerlifters in order to become big and strong. Famous authors of strength literature such as Mark Rippetoe and Pavel Tsatsouline have made barbell lifting popular among the youth, but they have also spread a lot of misconceptions because, just like everybody else, they’ve decided to […]