🚨 DEADLIFTS: WHERE TO PLACE THE BARBELL
✅ A simple tip that might save your deadlift technique for good. I’m talking about the set up and where to place your feet under the barbell for a proper deadlift.
This cue will apply to both conventional & sumo deadlifts so make sure you open up your ears (or eyes?) and read carefully:
✅ Countless people deadlift forgetting of doing many things that SHOULD be done BEFORE the actual lift. And I don’t blame you: you actually need to do a couple of things before actually lifting the barbell up.
✅ That includes the feet stance, the actual distance from the bar, the breathing, the gripping, the pre pulling tension, and pulling the slack out of the barbell. This should be done for every single rep in order to deadlift correctly each time.
🔥 Today I wanna cover the bar placement over your feet. While it’s always going to differ based on many different reasons, a good rule of thumb is always going to be the “keep the barbell on top of your shoes’ knots”/keep the barbell mid foot.
But why is this important?
Well, first of all having the barbell more towards the center of gravity makes it more of a favorable leverage for the lifter, who’s able to maximize the leg drive while being able to maintain a proper neutral lumbar spine.
🚨 As we move the barbell in front of us, the lift becomes way more disadvantageous because the barbell moves farther from the center of gravity. The farther the barbell, the less leg engagement we’re going to provide, so asides from decreasing our strength output and dissipating more energy horizontally, we’re also increasing our risk of injury. –
Keep the barbell just a little over your shins, whether “above the knots” or “mid foot” works best for you and pull the damn bar using leg drive.