Hey guys. Just wondering if anyone can help. I find when I’m deadlifting heavy (5x5) programme that on the first few sets my glutes and hams ae firing and pushing through on each rep but as the sets continue, they seem to tire and completely deactivate meaning I’m transfering all pressure onto my lower back. Anyone have any decent exercises to prevent this? I’ve started doing glut hams and weighted hypers.
Just means you’re getting fatigued most likely. Don’t forget to squeeze your glutes hard at the finish of the lift and push the hips forward.
Also, it might help to drop your ass down right before you pull. That helps me get a lot more hammies and glutes instead of all low back. Good luck!
Other good exercises for ham/glute strength:
-Glute ham raises
-any of the deadlift variations
the deadlift is primarily a lower back exercise. Just concentrate on proper arch, finish with the hips and not hyperextending the spine.
just strengthen them if they are to weak to handle the load then lighten it but dl’s are alot of lower back too
the deadlift is primarily a lower back exercise. Just concentrate on proper arch, finish with the hips and not hyperextending the spine. [/quote]
Yeah I agree, glutes and hams are the prime movers in the deadlift. At least if you’re doing it right. The back mainly comes in at the second half of the lift for me.