A few weeks back I had the opportunity to get insight by another top coach as to what style he recommends suing when performing a proper Deadlift, as I sat down with the co-founder of Strongfirst’s barbell course Dr. Michael Hartle Master SFG
Himself a skilled and seasoned lifter, he kindly took some time out of his busy teaching weekend to answer a few questions.
So How Do You Do A Proper Deadlift
That depends! In truth a “proper Deadlift” is the same across the board, no matter the style you use.
I’ve listed below, a few of the necessary components that need to be in place to do a proper Deadlift.
1) Once you initiate the pull, your upper body must continue in an upward and backward motion as you straighten out your body
2) Your spine must be in neutral to optimize leg and glute power and to keep your back safe
3) Your shoulders must be drawn back (retracted) slightly and pulled downwards towards the waist (anti-shrug) strongly prior to the initiation of the pull
These are some of the universal tips that ensure your Deadlift is performed properly.
Which Deadlift Style Is Best For Me?
That is an excellent question!
And today you’re going to hear from anther top coach on his approach when recommending the best style of Deadlift.
There is more than one thing to look at besides just “which Deadlift style do I use to lift the most amount of weight”.
The health of your back, the health of your knees, explosiveness and speed are some of the other variables to consider when learning a Deadlift.
Dr. Hartle and Pavel Tsatsouline created a great course that teaches the Deadlift and many other key lifts.
I was able to briefly pull him away from his busy schedule at the Groundworks gym in Salt Lake City Utah during the StrongFirst Barbell course so he could share with you, his expertise and offer his opinion on the best type of Deadlift for you.
If you have not taken this course, I would definitely jump on it, as it is a great program built by two men who have a huge passion to help you reach your goals and get you strong and fit!
Like few can!
Here’s the video!