I am just over two months out from the StrongFirst Lifter cert (I’m going through it as a participant).
One of the cert requirements is a double bodyweight deadlift … I am working hard to hit this number and am almost there … but on the way, I’ve learned a lot about the movement!
And, I’ve gained a nice amount of strength and muscle in the process, which is always good!
One of the most common mistakes I see folks make with the deadlift is trying to “jerk”, or accelerate, the bar off the floor.
You MAY see some advanced lifters do this successfully, but in my opinon the average, non-powerlifter NEVER needs to be doing this, and increases risk of injury from the lift by doing so.
Check out the video below to learn more about this mistake, and for some great cues on how to fix it:
- Forest Vance, MS, RKC II, PCC
PS - We’ve made the FVT Complete Hybrid Barbell Training System available for a short time again … this special package was a HUGE hit last time we offered it for sale, but the honest truth is that it’s so heavily discounted that we can’t offer it at this price on an on-going basis. Details and get 18 weeks worth of “hybrid” barbell training workouts here.