Deadlift Articles

Build core strength, leg power and overall conditioning with the king of all exercises, the Deadlift. As you learn proper technique, form and new variations from pro and college strength coaches, you'll realize why the Deadlift exercise is one of the best ways to build muscle and get stronger.

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Hack Squat: Upgrading the Old-School Strength Staple

The Barbell Hack Squat is an old-school strength exercise that's been around forever. Essentially a Deadlift that begins with the barbell behind your ...

Why Almost No One Should Straight Bar Deadlift

Mike Boyle believes every athlete should Deadlift. He also believes no athlete—aside from powerlifters—should Straight Bar Deadlift. Why? ...

Training a Team in the Weight Room? 5 Simple Hacks You Should Be Using

You can find several similarities between training the average person and training the competitive athlete. Since I'm a coach with experience in both ...

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer is a game full of single-leg actions, and it still flabbergasts me when players fail to train balance and single-leg strength. There is pass...

The 'Big Lifts' Aren't Great for Tall People. Here's How They Should Tackle Them

Weight training is not one size fits all. Certainly not all individuals are built or move the same. This world was not created for people who are a...

What Is 'Quad Dominance' and Why Does it Affect Almost Everyone?

Balance is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the performance world. For myself, when I talk about someone being balanced, I'm referring to the b...

4 Exercises to Destroy Your Biggest Deadlift Flaws

Dave Tate, founder of EliteFTS and a legend in the powerlifting community, likes to say that any struggle in a barbell lift can be traced back to one ...

4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power

Sprinting athletes need to be strong and powerful. To run fast, an athlete has to be able to exert force against the ground, not only does the athlete...

Overcoming Isometrics: The Weird Exercises That Can Instantly Make You Stronger

Can you trick your body into instantly becoming stronger and faster? It sounds like a gimmicky sales pitch, but it's entirely possible. The answer: ov...

Why Everybody Botches Single-Leg Deadlifts (and How to Finally Master Them)

The Single-Leg Deadlift is an advanced movement that will challenge foot, hip and torso stability while also developing posterior strength. It's al...

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