6 Deadlift Tips for Non-Powerlifters
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- Non-powerlifters need instruction on how to use the deadlift to meet their specific goals of athleticism, muscle, or functionality.
- For many, the Romanian deadlift (RDL) is a smart substitute for traditional deadlifts because it provides a shorter lever arm.
- Fat-bar deadlifting can improve the grip, but it also breaks bad deadlift habits.
- Contrast deadlifts, where you combine RDLs with kettlebell swings, can build crazy strength, power, and even size.
- Dumbbell squats and RDL combos are a great way to finish off a workout.
Not Just For Powerlifters
Most of the deadlift info out there has a powerlifting bias, meaning it’s for competitive lifters. The problem? Not…
Build your chest. Increase power. Boost your bench press. This push-up variation does it all. Here’s exactly how to do it.
Regular Push-Ups Are For the Weak
The standard push-up is an effective movement, if you’re weak. The structure of the movement, and the fact that your scapulas are free to move instead of being smashed against a bench, makes it a safer and mechanically correct exercise compared to the bench press.
But past the beginner stage, conventional push-ups by themselves aren’t hard enough to really help you add muscle. And most people don’t do proper push-ups….