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Tag: deadlifts

If you read my stuff, you probably already understand that the deadlift is WAY more difficult to coach than the squat. People love to use their low backs.

And for some clients, as I’m sure you’ve learned the hard way, that’s just not a sustainable way to do things.

This seven-video playlist is here to help you fix that frustrating deadlift.

Want your clients to deadlift safely? Check out The Movement Seminar.

Getting Huge While Moving Well

I just saw a comment on one of my daily YouTube videos that shook me.

It’s not that it was particularly scary or outrageous… it just reminded me so much of me.

How do you get huge while nursing your body? Is it even possible?

How do you treat that nagging shoulder/elbow/hip/back/etc but still have fun in the gym?

How do you sweat and make your muscles burn when you feel indefinitely injured?

This post is probably the most existential topic I’ve ever covered. It addresses the questions I’ve been pondering the most for the last decade.

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Recruiting the Lats

After seeing a video on the RTS forum of some deadlifts, I noticed that the puller’s biggest problem was that he wasn’t using his lats to his advantage.

I thought simply telling him this would be enough, but alas, I was wrong. He said he really doesn’t know how to turn them on when he deadlifts. After doing some thinking, it really doesn’t surprise me. There are so few people who talk about coaching in general that it’s no wonder the topic of lat recruitment never came up.

I’m going to show you what it looks like to have your lats on and off, outline the benefits of using your lats in your pulls, as well as how to get yourself and your clients in the right position.

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