Bar Tension: 6/14/19

September 27, 2022
Bar Tension: 6/14/19


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Use The Bar As a Lever and Develop Pre-Pull Tension

When deadlifting, too many people simply bend down, grab the bar and jerk it or rip it up off the floor. That's a big mistake.

Instead, after you've grabbed the bar properly, use it as a lever to pull the rest of your body into proper position. Pull the slack out of the bar and set your hips down to a point where you feel decent tension in your hamstrings and hips. At the same time, pull your shoulders down and back, developing tension in your lats and upper back from the armpits all the way down.

Deadlift pre-pull tension allows you to:

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