With so much misinformation all over the internet, how do I learn the Deadlift?
- Buy Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength book and/or DVD to best learn the deadlift. As a preview, see this collection of coaching videos, this T-Nation deadlift overview, and/or this CrossFit Journal article (PDF).
- Then, get a coach or friend who knows the deadlift well review your form. A powerlifting, Olympic lifting, or CrossFit gym would be a good place to look for coaching. This might cost money
- Video yourself deadlifting and post it on Rip's forum or this site for a form check.
Use everything above as mentioned. Deadlift is not easy to learn and should be done with light weight first. Otherwise, one wrong move can mean a major injury.