A compliment on my Deadlifts
Today at the gym on base, I got a compliment on my deadlift form. With that, it’s time for a fun fact about my start at weightlifting with free weights.
Today at the gym on base, I got a compliment on my deadlift form. That feels outstanding for many many reasons. With that, it’s time for a fun fact.
Fun fact: When I started weightlifting in 2011 in a hot CrossFit Gym, deadlifts were my worst lift. My femurs were “too long for this sh*t*. I was coached and trained and coached on them until all the queues became gospel in my head:
- Keep a neutral neck and spine — like you’re having your height measured
- Push through the floor with your feet
- Your shoulders and hips should rise together
- Pin your shoulder blades together
- Feet under your hips or under your shoulders
- Break at the hips before bending the knees when returning the bar to the floor
- Slow off the floor
- Bail before you bow — bail on the lift before letting your back bow or round to make a lift.
- Legs start the lift, and hips finish it.
I won’t set the deadlift is my favorite lift, but it’s probably my cleanest.