Elite Powerlifter Ben Pollack gives you 5 important tips to improve your deadlift!!!
- If you pull sumo, incorporate some conventional training, and vice versa.
- Perfect your technique. I think many people consider the deadlift a relatively simple lift, but it’s just as technical as the squat and bench press. (I’ll plug my technique book here: http://phdeadlift.com/ebook
- I think both touch-and-go and dead-stop deadlifts are fine, but you need to be smart about which one you choose. If you’re weak off the ground, training touch-and-go is just going to exacerbate that weakness, so you should probably pull dead-stop. Conversely, if you have a weak lockout, it might be worth trying some touch-and-go.
- Train your grip. Even if it’s not currently a weakness, if you let it become one, it’s very difficult and frustrating to fix.
- Don’t pull too often. In contrast to the bench, deadlifts are pretty challenging to recover from and pulling more than 2x a week is probably too much for many people.