A guide to optimizing your Barbell Deadlift Starting Position. We examine the starting position of two very different lifters.
Barbell Sumo Deadlift Form. It’s been a week of Personal Records for Coach Paul, so I thought I’d demo the form of the Sumo Deadlift with a Barbell. Plus the Sumo Deadlift is in the Iron Star Games, so you it’s time to start practicing.
In Monday’s Powerlifting Class, we return to the Low Bar Back Squat. We might be the only gym in Northern Virginia that teaches the low bar back squat. We know it’s harder to learn, but it is a better squat. When done properly, you can low bar squat more weight than you can with conventional high bar back squat. On Monday, we’ll teach you how it’s done.
Should you do warm-up before bench press in a powerlifting class? One of our members asked me why we don’t provide warm-ups before our powerlifting classes? That’s a complex, controversial question. Here are the top 15 Warm-ups we recommend, a special Bench Press Warm-up Class, and an overarching answer to whether you need to warm-up in a powerlifting class.
Strength Training Alexandria VA. Fundamentals of Proper Technique. Plus 7 expert tips on lifting weights from a certified personal trainer.
The Deadlift has 20+ variations. Learn which one is best for you in Powerlifting.
Can Deadlifts be Replaced by Rows?
The simple answer is no, but to some degree, the answer depends on what kind of row and deadlift you are asking about.
High bar Barbell Back Squat — 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury. This overview discusses techniques to properly generate core bracing to help prevent lower back pain. This article includes video demonstrations on key squat faults such as “butt winking” and “broken wrist faults.”