Red alert, red alert! I haven’t been at Cressey Performance for all that long, but already I’ve noticed an all-too-common pattern. In both beginner trainees and seasoned veterans alike, pulling more weight seems to be a universal goal that everyone strives for – but oftentimes this happens at the sake of proper form. Many of us know that the deadlift is one of the more technical exercises out there. It’s always a good idea to have a knowledgeable coach watching you lift, especially as you near your max, as old movement patterns from the past may resurface and behaviors you thought you’d effectively eliminated may spring up again.
Keep your chest up. Tuck that chin. Pull your shoulders back and down. Push the knees out when you pull. Squeeze the glutes at the top. Don’t hyperextend. Look down. Sit back, sit back, sit back.Read More →