Awesome collaboration between Cerberus athlete @bridgeford242
on how best to pull big weight!! #DefeatDestroyDevour
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In order to deadlift huge weight – no matter if you’re using a sumo or conventional approach, you need to find the right balance of pushing your bodyweight into the floor and pulling back on the barbell✅ .
As you pull yourself down into your starting position stance, lock your elbows out and try to make your arm pits disappear. This action will engage your powerful lat muscles which creates a tremendous amount of core stiffness and upper body stability. Next, engage the rest of your upper body by pulling upwards against the bar (not moving it from the platform yet, but enough to essentially wedge your body against the bar like a “trust fall.” If doing this correctly you’ll see the bar bend upwards slightly – an action some will call “taking the slack out of the bar.”🏋🏼♀️ .
While you’re creating this tension with your upper body you need to simultaneously do the opposite with your lower body. This means creating a tremendous amount of tension in your glutes and hamstrings as you drive your feet hard into the ground. When you’re pushing with as much tension as you’ll pulling back on the barbell you find the right balance to then squeeze the bar off the floor with a ton of power and strength✅
Big shout out to @bridgeford242
for the collaboration in making this post & to @3d4medical
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