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Deadlift: When to increase weight [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 18, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift: When to increase weight

 

The simple rule is as long and steady as you can without failing. The increments of increasing weight are bigger for beginners and become smaller as a percentage of one repetition maximum the more the lifter matures. Microloading and deloading are concepts which work, but not well known or applied too late. This article will help you to understand better how to pick your increases. Beginners will start with 2.5kg to 5kg from an empty bar.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Jim Wendler 5/3/1, Stronglifts 5x5, Deadlift, Strength

Which deadlift is best [Article, Statistics, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Which deadlift is best

 

The question itself lacks context. This article will set the context and introduce you to the different versions of the deadlift. You will then learn about the differences between the sumo, conventional and trap bar deadlift in more detail. The sumo and conventional deadlift are on equal terms for maximum strength with minor individual differences. The trap bar deadlift is best for high repetition work for muscle gains with a lower risk of injury.

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Topics: Deadlift, Kettlebell, Fitness, Strength

Why deadlift in flat shoes

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 4, 2018 1:32:47 PM

 

The main reason to deadlift in flat shoes is to shorten the range of motion. This effect helps you to pull more weight. A secondary benefit is that flat shoes keep the shins in a vertical position. This further helps performance. Compared to regular runners flat shoes also have no cushioning. This makes you more stable during the lift. You will find details on different options and benefits in the article.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Fitness, Strength

Why deadlift with bands [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Why deadlift with bands


Deadlifting with bands will especially address shortcomings in the lifters bar speed. The focus is on speed and not on maximum strength. They are programmed in once a week for 5 - 8 sets by 2 repetitions at 50 - 80% of one repetition maximum. Most gyms do not have the necessary facilities to perform the banded deadlift. Be prepared to bring the necessary equipment yourself. This is an exercise most suited to advanced lifters.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Strength

When is your deadlift considered strong [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 21, 2018 7:43:00 AM

 

 

When is your deadlift considered strong

 
What is considered strong for the deadlift? The numbers and milestones most often talked about are the 225, 400 and 500-pound deadlift. Out of these three 500 pounds is already very impressive. 400 pounds is the right of passage for the average joe. 225 is the first goal post to set. 
 
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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Strength

Deadlift: When to Use chalk [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

Deadlift: When to use chalk

Chalk needs to be used when your grip fails during the deadlift or the knurling of the barbells has worn down. It is most effective for your most strenuous deadlift attempts. This can be for maximum repetitions or weight. Compared to other options to help your grip chalk is cheap and versatile. Do not use baby powder as a supplement for chalk. It lubricates instead of improving grip. To minimize the mess chalk makes use a chalk ball. The article explains how to apply chalk and what different options you can choose from.

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Topics: Lift stronger, Jim Wendler 5/3/1, Stronglifts 5x5, Deadlift, Strength

Deadlift: When to switch to mixed grip [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 7, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift: When to switch to mixed grip


You should switch to the mixed grip whenever the double overhand grip starts to fail you. The overhand grip should be used as long as you can. Once you get stronger repeat the process and go back to the double overhand grip with heavier weights. 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Strength

Deadlift How many reps for mass [Article, Free Calculator]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 31, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Deadlift how many reps for mass

 

To train the deadlift for mass consider 3 - 5 sets for 8 - 12 repetitions with 50 - 70% of your one repetition maximum with 30 seconds to 1 minute of rest between sets . Trap bar deadlifts or deadlifts with straps are recommended to minimize injury risk .
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Topics: Deadlift

Are deadlift slippers good? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 24, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

Are deadlift slippers good?

This is an article which discusses whether deadlift slippers are good. In total, they are a good value for money option if you do not want to lift in your street shoes. Conventional lifters will benefit. Sumo lifters might want to look into more rigid options for more support. If you want to have deadlift shoes and weightlifting shoes in your gym bag at the same time slippers are the best option.

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Topics: Deadlift, Fitness, Strength

Why deadlift from a deficit [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 18, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Why deadlift from a deficit


Deadlifting from a deficit makes you stronger in the beginning of a pull. This is most relevant for powerlifters and weightlifters. This way of training is most suited to advanced lifters. Beginners should stick with the basic movements until proficiency is reached. Always consult with your trainer or doctor for specifics for your individual case. 

 

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Topics: Lift stronger, Deadlift, Strength