by Bret Contreras January 28, 2013
Here are a couple of quick thoughts on max deadlifts.
1) How long you stay down before the pull is very individual. Some do best when they learn to pull quickly and minimize the time spent in the bottom position, while others do best when they take their time at the bottom and wait for everything to feel right. Experiment to find what works best for you.
2) Form is dependent on the goal. If max loads are the goal, you may benefit from learning to round the upper back, but if back health is the goal, brace the neutral spine and maintain the normal curves.
If you’d like to watch someone who has mastered the art of upper back rounding, check out Konstantin Konstantinovs here:
In an interview, he’s mentioned that once he learned how to round his upper back he was able to take his deadlifting strength to the next level.
by Bret Contreras May 01, 2014
Hi there fitness friends, I have a few random things to share with you. 1. Strength Physiotherapy Podcast A UK physical therapist by the name of Chris Lendrum recently interviewed me...
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by Bret Contreras March 03, 2014
The first rule of hip thrusting: Never make direct eye contact while hip thrusting or when someone else is hip thrusting…things can get awkward rather quickly. At this point, many...
by Bret Contreras December 16, 2013
Bilateral leg training gets all the glory. Most of us lifters love our squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts, leg presses, good mornings, and back extensions. But if you’ve never taken the...
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