Deadlift Tip : Keep Pulling
The pure adrenaline rush of a heavy deadlift is hard to put into words.
It’s just a pure physical rush of adrenaline, strength and focus all wrapped up into lift.
It only lasts a few seconds, you feel like your arms are going to rip off, you feel like you may pass out, everything hurts, but it’s one of the most amazing feeling ever :).
Unless you deadlift or enjoy deadlifting you won’t get this. Most people would think that we are crazy to think this way. But I think that is why if you love deadlifts you are a different type of person.
The deadlift is a very technical lift but when it gets heavy it becomes as much mental or even more mental than it does physical.
Here is a simple but effective deadlift cue that I use when I coach and lift.
I think of these two simple words.
Deadlifts are as much mental as physical so approach the bar with Confidence.
There is a time to work on technique in your training and there is a time when you should not think much at all.
In training it’s good to work on your weakness, to work on your technique and to improve your skills.
BUT….When it’s time to lift heavy you want to lift with the best form possible but thinking about technique or form is not what you should focus on.
You should clear your mind and think about one thing and one thing only.
Making The Lift.
When I lift and when I coach I recommend my athletes almost find a saying, a word, a phrase that they say over and over and over.
A great one for deadlifts is “Keep Pulling“.
A simple thing to do is repeat over & over in your head “keep pulling”.
If it doesn’t move off the ground “Keep Pulling”
If it’s stuck at the knees “Keep Pulling”
If it’s close to lockout “Keep Pulling”
Just keep saying over and over in your head Keep Pulling!
You got this.
Deadlift Tip : Keep Pulling Deadlifts are as much mental as physical so approach the bar with Confidence. A simple thing todo is repeat over & over in your head “keep pulling”. If it doesn’t move off the ground “Keep Pulling” If it’s stuck at the knees “Keep Pulling” If it’s close to lockout “Keep Pulling” When things get heavy don’t think about technique as much, just “Keep Pulling” #WWLW, #deadlift , #heavyweights , #womenwholift , #Deads , #Girlswhodeadlift
Vanessa with a 300 pound Trap Bar PR. Tonight before my strength class I asked Vanessa what her previous PR was on Trap Bar Deadlifts and she told me it was 290. I told her then lets hit 300 tonight and she was very excited. I wrote down a “ramp up”starting at 135 taking her all the way up to her 300 lb Trap Bar PR. When you lift it’s important to know your numbers. You want to train with purpose and intent when it comes to lifting weights. Always have a goal when you lift. Don’t workout, train with purpose and intention. Train to get stronger, to improve your form, to improve your numbers and to lift heavier weights.
Rebecca with a 405 pound Trap Bar Deadlift PR! Here Are 5 Tips For A Stronger Trap Bar Deadlift 1. Set Up – Take your time and have a strong set up. A good lift starts with a good set up. 2. Breath & Brace – Take a breath into your belly and brace your core as hard as possible. Think that someone is going to punch you in the belly. Brace for impact. 3. Get Tight – Turn your body to stone. Tense every muscle in your body. 4. White Knuckle The Bar – Grip the bar as tight as possible. 5. Push The Ground Away – Don’t think about lifting the weight, focus on driving the ground away from you as hard as you can. Push the floor away, don’t pick up the weight. Coach Rob
Train hard, stay strong, and always remember “Keep Pulling“.
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Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.