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Training the Deadlift Weaknesses


#1

What do you guys do? i noticed that my weak point is off the floor and sometimes lockout because of a slipping grip (sweaty hands, chalk cannot save me for multi reps). what muscles/exercises should i target for off the floor weakness? and how do you guys train grip str for deads?


#2

Deadlift diagnosis

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#3

Great link.

Also kick as the article linked above says forget about repping deadlifts. Unless you truly do pause at the bottom and release the weight and tension. The dead lift must be from the dead position.

I’m weakest off the floor. The more I hit abs the better my dead starts.


#4

[quote]saps wrote:
Great link.

Also kick as the article linked above says forget about repping deadlifts. Unless you truly do pause at the bottom and release the weight and tension. The dead lift must be from the dead position.

I’m weakest off the floor. The more I hit abs the better my dead starts.[/quote]

Saps, just wondering if you found upping your quad strength helped at all? I am weak off the floor and have been working both abs and quads to hopefully break through some current limits.


#5

Pulling off a 4 - 6" block will help you drive better from the floor. Also, doing powercleans on off days helped me with explosiveness from the bottom.


#6

I just maxed today and my abs are already sore. I definitely slack off on my ab training but I think that is going to change here quickly. I also like this article a lot.

My form has a long way to go but it’s never going to get better if I don’t work on it.