Deadlift Form Critique – detailed exercise technique breakdown…

In this blog we’re going to break down Proper Deadlift Form & show you how to correct some common deadlifting technique mistakes.

The deadlift is one of the most effective exercises for overall body development. And the basic premise of the exercise is very simple…

“Put weight plates onto a barbell and lift it off the ground.”

But as basic as this is, there are some critical mistakes that can happen while trying to lift that barbell off the ground.

Even experienced lifters who have been going to the gym for years can still make some of these common deadlift technique mistakes.

Just recently one of my Inner Circle Coaching Club members sent me a video of himself doing the deadlift and he asked for my opinion, insights, and some constructive criticism of his lifting form.

So that’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this deadlift technique video breakdown!

Watch the video below to see the Deadlift Technique Breakdown…


Click Here To Watch The Full Video On YouTube.

Fixing exercise mistakes and adapting to a new technique isn’t going to happen instantly in just one workout. So take your time and focus learning the proper form over the course of several deadlift workouts. But once you do master proper deadlift form you will be able to lift heavier weights, with better technique, while reducing your risk of injury!


NOTE:
If you would like more info about proper deadlift technique, I recommend that you check out my Deadlift 101 Blog Post. This covers several tutorial videos along with a complete 7 week deadlift training cycle to help increase your 1 rep max deadlift.

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Lee Hayward is a former competitive bodybuilder and muscle building coach who has been online coaching people since 1997. His work has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes. Lee's main focus right now is with helping men over 40 - who don't want to be fat anymore - lose the gut, build muscle, and get back in shape. If you're ready to "Start Again" for the last time and finally build a lean healthy body that you can be proud of, just e-mail Lee to discuss a realistic action plan that's right for you... lee@leehayward.com

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  • If you would like more info about proper deadlift technique, I recommend that you check out my Deadlift 101 Blog Post. This covers several tutorial videos along with a complete 7 week deadlift training cycle to help increase your 1 rep max deadlift.

    You can check it out at: https://leehayward.com/blog/deadlifting-101

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  • Great video Lee. One thing I’d just like to add about deadlift form is to make sure you don’t hyper extend your back. This probably sounds silly, but a common mistake is that people who are afraid of rounding their back (which is the biggest sin a deadlifter could ever commit) will hyperextend it to “compensate”, but hyperextending it is actually just as bad as rounding it.

    I must admit I’m mentioning this because I was guilty of doing this myself for years. “As long as I’m not rounding my back, I’m good, right?” Wrong!

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  • I really like the video you have done. It’s simple to follow and I know many people can learn from it.

    My issue is when I go heavier, I have the perfect form on the lighter weights but as soon as I start adding past my normal limit or even if I am tired I see my form drop.

    Yet again I thank you because its the small things that make a difference.

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