The deadlift obsession continues …
After three challenging training weeks, I decided to take a well-deserved deload. My body was feeling a little beat up and I’m hoping the rest will help contribute to a great deadlift session on Thanksgiving week.
When I arrived at the Beast at 8:30 pm, I was exhausted. I didn’t feel like touching a weight. I did pull a few singles to work on my form (I worked up to ~390; I practiced dropping my hips and pulling backward).
My training partners continued working hard; Owen worked up to 605 for a very strong single and Jon continued with the higher volume training.
Separately, Brian Carroll, one of elitefts’ sponsored lifters has started his own website. I met Brian in London Ohio at elite’s LTT3 seminar back in September. He’s a good guy and offers a tremendous wealth of training advise. If you are a powerlifter, definitely consider checking out his site.
Here are some of Brian’s tips regarding set-up for the deadlift:
- Pull yourself down to the bar
- Set your grip tight
- Pull the slack out of the bar
- Drop the hips
- Slam your heals
- Throw your head back
- Squeeze your glutes