Today in class I noticed one of our athletes going up on her toes when deadlifting.
I know that for some women that wear heels a lot this can impact ankle mobility.
Where should you push with your feet on deadlifts? Well it depends.
For some people I cue the middle of the foot, for some people I cue heels. There is no right or wrong, there is what works for you.
If your heels come up on deadlifts or if you find you are on your toes here is a simple fix
Think about driving your heels through the floor on deadlifts.
Don’t pick up the weight, instead drive your heels into the floor.
Another cue I use often is “heels & hips”. Drive your heels into the floor and drive your hips into the bar once the bar passes your knees.
A flat foot makes a stable platform and contact with the floor and your foot is very important on every lift.
Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.