Do You Squeeze at the Top of a Deadlift?

Do You Squeeze at the Top of a Deadlift

To squeeze or not to squeeze, that is the deadlift question. And here is exactly what you need to know. Yes, you should squeeze your glutes at the top of a deadlift. However, this should involve an isometric contraction of the glutes while maintaining a neutral lower back position. Unfortunately, many trainees tend to overextend … Read more

Is There an Ideal Conventional to Sumo Deadlift Ratio? (Explained!)

Conventional to Sumo Deadlift Ratio

Who else wants to know the “ideal” conventional to sumo deadlift ratio. I’m sure you’ll agree that these are two fantastic deadlift variations. Then again, I know that not everyone feels that sumos are a “legitimate” lift, but trust me they are. Plus, these two deadlift variations will typically see most of us lifting more … Read more

What’s the Ideal Hip Thrust to Deadlift Ratio? (Explained!)

Hip Thrust to Deadlift Ratio

So, you want to know whether there’s an ideal hip thrust to deadlift ratio? Firstly, I have to say, there are few better exercises for your posterior chain. And typically if you throw squats into the mix, you have a fantastic all-round lower body workout. That being said, how do you know whether one exercise … Read more

How Rare is a 600lbs Deadlift? (Revealed!)

How Rare is a 600lbs Deadlift

So, you want to know, “How Rare is a 600lbs Deadlift?” I’m sure you know that progressive overload is the name of the game if you want to get bigger and stronger.  Plus, there are few better exercises than the deadlift for all-round strength. However, if you’ve deadlifting for a while you’ll typically have a … Read more

Is it Worth Doing Deadlifts With Low Weight For High Reps? (Solved!)

Deadlift Low Weight High Reps

Have you ever considered doing deadlifts with low weight for high reps? I’m sure you’re used to the conventional way of deadlifting. You know what I mean by this. We all typically deadlift once a week and typically in the 1-5 rep range. This is what we know, plus it seems this is what everyone … Read more

What’s a Good Squat to Deadlift Ratio? (Solved!)

A Man Squatting and a Man Deadlifting & the text, "Squat to Deadlift Ratio"

I think we can all agree that squats and deadlifts are two of the greatest (if not THE greatest) lower-body compound exercises. But, have you ever wondered how much weight you should be lifting with one exercise when compared to the other? A good squat to deadlift ratio for the average lifter is 1:1.2. Therefore, … Read more

Why Do Gyms Kick You Out For Deadlifting? (Explained!)

Why Do Gyms Kick You Out For Deadlifting

Have you ever been kicked out of a gym for deadlifting? If not, I’m sure you’re aware it occurs. However, when you consider that the deadlift is probably one of the greatest weightlifting movements ever (if not the greatest), it doesn’t make a lot of sense. So, allow me to explain the main reasons why … Read more

Should You Tuck Your Chin When Deadlifting? (4 Chin-Tucking Deadlift Facts)

Should You Tuck Your Chin When Deadlifting

It’s definitely a hotly-debated lifting topic, “Should You Tuck Your Chin When Deadlifting?” If only the deadlift was as simple as lifting a heavy barbell off the floor and then putting it back down again. However, you know as well as me that there are many technical aspects to the perfect deadlift. Not only will … Read more

Why Do I Feel Deadlifts in My Arms? (5 Things You Should Know)

Why Do I Feel Deadlifts in My Arms

There are few better exercises than deadlifts when it comes to building size and strength. Let’s face facts, they work pretty much every muscle in the body. However, a common issue for many gym-goers is that they feel deadlifts in their arms. I mean, there are various areas of the body where you should feel … Read more