Deadlift Articles

Build core strength, leg power and overall conditioning with the king of all exercises, the Deadlift. As you learn proper technique, form and new variations from pro and college strength coaches, you'll realize why the Deadlift exercise is one of the best ways to build muscle and get stronger.

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Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Skating Speed

"What are the top five exercises to get faster for hockey in your opinion?" It's a question I get asked all the time. Since this is such a common q...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

5 Reasons Your Knees Always Hurt (and How to Finally Fix Them)

No one likes dealing with nagging pain. For athletes looking to enhance performance and get after it, such pain is particularly troublesome. All...

This RDL Variation Will Work Your Hamstrings Without Hurting Your Back

Ask 10 strength coaches for their favorite posterior chain exercises, and the majority will have some variation of the Romanian Deadlift as their go-t...

3 Factors to Consider When Training Swimmers

When you think of athletes who strength train, swimmers probably aren't the first ones who spring to mind. However, every athlete can benefit from ...

Opposites Attract: Why E-Sport Athletes Benefit From Strength Training

You're wasting your time. Go outside and play. You're being anti-social, go interact with people in person. If anyone has played video games for an...

What Should I Do if One Side of My Body Is Stronger Than the Other?

We strive to be creatures of symmetry. Yet imbalances are all but unavoidable. And every day, we reinforce many of our body's physical imbalances t...

Why It's Better for Young Athletes to Lift 'Too Light' Rather Than 'Too Heavy'

The high school sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. In that time, athletic departments have implemented strength trai...

Deadlifts, Dead Bugs and Superfields: Inside the Training of a Women's Pro Soccer Player

The North Carolina Courage may very well be the best women's club team on the planet. Not only do they currently sport a massive lead in the standi...

Here's Why You Should Train With a 'Landmine'

As a college strength and conditioning coach, it helps to be creative when dealing with a large team in a small weight room. With a lot of my time ...

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