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Deadlifts are one of the three power lifts. Using a barbell, the trainee lifts the loaded bar from a "dead" stop on the ground, letting the arms hang down while opening the knee and hip angles until standing upright.

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Combining squats and deadlifts: do deadlifts on light or heavy squat day?

Currently I'm doing 3 workouts per week: Monday, Wednseday, Friday. There's two workout templates, A and B, which simply alternate. It's basically the StrongLifts 5x5 and Starting Strength approach. ...
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Clean and conventional deadlifts: is one more advantageous?

Being aware about the differences in their respective setups, I wonder if the clean deadlift is a more advantageous technique, compared to conventional. A relatively advanced tip you start hearing ...
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Deadlift and scapular retraction

most of the people say it's wrong to do the scapular retraction (by squeezing blades) during deadlifts. This and this are two references which explain that scapular retraction is not advised because: ...
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How to improve hack deadlift lock out?

I am trying to do the barbell hack squat, but it seems my lock out is really bad. The main problem is that, the barbell drives into the knee joint making it difficult to straighten. It turns into a ...
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Data on difference between elephant/deadlift bar and stiff bar on sumo deadlift?

From what I understand, the elongated, less-stiff bars allow for using the bending to gain some height (and momentum) before the full weight is off the floor. This can be beneficial if the/a sticking ...
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Routine for improving hip mobility for sumo deadlifts

I have always deadlifted in a conventional stance and have never had problems with hip mobility with my squat. Recently however, I found that when trying to follow “cues” in the sumo deadlift, such as ...
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Does sequential position of squats and deadlifts within a workout effect the hormonal benefit?

Folks like Charters William are fond of saying that squats and deadlifts are vital for natural body builders due to their function of stimulating testosterone and other muscle building hormone ...
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Neck position for reducing possibility of back injury in deadlift/squat?

I'm confused on how to get a neutral spine. Natural for me is to look straight ahead, but some say to look down for it ( eg: Mark Rippetoe for squatting). This Reddit post from thirteen years ago ...
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Getting tight on the deadlift makes me unable to do it for reps

I hear many famous poewrlifter say that one has to make their entire body tight before they do hte pull on deadlifts. Now, when I try doing this, I find myself very fatigued after the first pull ...
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