🔥 DEADLIFTS: PRE-PULL TENSION
🚨 One of the most important things when it comes to deadlifting is learning how to create full body tension before pulling the barbell up.
✅ When I say “creating tension” there are a few things to keep in mind:
- (1) arms should be kept straight through the entire movement. They don’t bend, they’re simply “hooks” that attach you to the bar. –
- (2) pulling the slack out of the barbell: this is most likely the most important part in creating whole body tension.
🚨 What does it mean?
It’s basically pulling the bar up towards yourself, kind of “tearing it apart”, making it adhere to the upper portion of the plates, while getting into position to perform the actual lift. You hear a “click” before the barbell starts moving up if you do it correctly. This happens
🔥 BEFORE the actual pull at each and every rep.
❌❌❌Instead, what newbies typically do is just get into “position” and jerk the bar up, which obviously comes more “intuitive”: Arms bent, the bar gets pushed down and then it gets lifted up.
This happens very commonly and it is actually one reason why people get injured through deadlifting and also one reason why most people don’t deadlift at all.