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✅ The world’s strongest deadlifter, Eddie Hall, explains how to perfect the ultimate strength-building move

Sumo Deadlift Lockout


🚨 How to Deadlift

First things first, let’s learn proper technique. Check out the video above and refer to the step-by-step guide below. You’ll be deadlifting like a pro in no time.


  • With your feet flat beneath the barbell, squat down and grasp it with your hands roughly shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your chest up, pull your shoulders back and look straight ahead rather than up or down.
  • Lift the bar, keeping it close to your legs and focus on taking the weight back onto your heels (rather than your toes). Think about pulling the weight towards you on the way up. Lift to thigh level, pause, then return under control to the start position.
  • Let the weight come to a complete rest between each rep. While it’s on the floor, take a second or two to make sure your body is in the correct position – chest up, upper back tight and eyes looking forward – before lifting it up again.

DeadLift Proper Form


🚨 Head positioning

“Whatever you’re most comfortable with will improve your lift,” “However, I tend to look down at the bar – that’s my way of concentrating on what I’m doing. If you look away at what else is going on around you then your mind could start to wander and you’ll lose your mental edge.” Those of you who admire each rep in a mirror, consider that a warning.

🚨 Hand positioning

“Keep them an inch wider than your shins either side. It’s quite a wide grip, but that’s where you get power and stability,”. “And make sure you’re lifting with an overhand grip with the bar deep into your palms. That way you prevent your biceps ripping off your arm.”



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