Articles | lifts

Jordan Feigenbaum, MD, SSC | August 03, 2016

The grip in the deadlift is an often overlooked yet crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance and the subsequent gainzZz from the lift. In the 2nd installment of The Problem series, we’ll discuss the intricacies of gripping the bar in the deadlift, and what to do about it.

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Jordan Feigenbaum, MD, SSC | June 22, 2016

"The Elbow Problem – when a lifter raises his elbows up too far during a squat – has the potential to produce numerous deleterious effects on the squat, including movement of the barbell on the back, sub-optimal back angle, flexion of the thoracic spine, and elbow/upper limb pain."

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Mark Rippetoe | January 29, 2016

"Training is not about today. It is about the process of going from where you are now to here you want to be later, for the purpose of meeting a specific performance goal. . . During a training cycle, each individual workout is important only because of its place in the whole process."

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Mark Rippetoe | October 30, 2015

"Deep squats done with a weight that’s a little heavier each time you train affect your body in a way that no other exercise seems to do."

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Mark Rippetoe | September 11, 2015

"Today’s Revelation: Most people have no business wearing a 4-inch power belt for the deadlift. Unless you’re tall or long-waisted, a 4-inch-wide standard power belt is too wide to permit a correct lumbar position at the start of a correct deadlift."

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