🚨3 DEADLIFT SET UPS
The most common Deadlift stances are 2, but if you’ve got some experience at the gym you might be familiar with the third one as well, which shouldn’t be performed. –
(1) SUMO Deadlift: this is by far my favorite style of DL. It just looks and feels cool, man.
The set up we’re looking at is a wide feet stance with a narrow grip: this allows you to create space between arms & legs, and to have the bar closer to yoursef as you’re setting up for the pull.
(2) CONVENTIONAL Deadlift: for people who care alot about other people’s opinion. –
The set up: narrow (hips width) stance with a wider grip to create space between arms & legs and have the bar closer to yourself as you’re setting up for the pull.
(3) The ??? Deadlift: this is very common amongst newbies who don’t ask for a form check. Or maybe they do but nobody apparently can help, so they end up doing this.
The problem with this set up is that having your arms directly over your legs creates a few host of problems:
(1) there’s no space between legs & arms at the set up.
(2) It pushes the barbell farther from mid foot (which is where you want it to be) and if that’s the case, you’re more likely to bend forward and increase lumbar spline flexion, starting the lift in a disadvantageous position.
(3) It does not feel comfortable. Having your legs push against your arms throughout the lift won’t allow the bar to travel in a perpendicular line, destabilizing the lift and not allowing you to perform it properly.
(4) higher chance of injury because of (1), (2) and (3).