by Bret Contreras February 27, 2013
I just thought of this exercise the other day to improve my bottom-position deadlift strength (my weak point). I’m sure it’s been thought of before by other coaches, but I didn’t know what to call them so I came up with “lift-offs.” Notice that I don’t come up much (just 2 inches or so), and it’s rhythmic in that the plates bounce symmetrically. Oly lifters do a similar assistance-lift but they come up much higher – to around knee height. You can do these off the floor or while standing on a plate for added ROM, which allows you to really feel it in the glutes. I did 3 sets of with 40-60% of 1RM for 15 reps, but I’m going to go heavier with these next session.
Give them a try!
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by Jamie DeRevere December 09, 2018
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by Bret Contreras August 17, 2017
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by Bret Contreras July 27, 2017
The hip thrust has gained a lot of momentum in the past decade, and people employ the hip thrust in their training for a variety of reasons. I recently polled...
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