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BendtheBar 07-27-2011 11:56 AM

3 Deadlifting Tips You May Have Never Heard Before
 
3 Deadlifting Tips You May Have Never Heard Before

RearickStrength.com: 3 Deadlifting Tips You May Have Never Heard Before

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1. Pack the neck. This tip comes courtesy of Charlie Weingroff. “Packing the neck” is actively keeping the neck & spine neutral throughout the ENTIRE lift, start to the finish. But what head position do we usually see when someone deadlifts? (this was also me before I met Charlie of course)

We see this….

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-vpVhHn_4TvI/Ti...jpg?imgmax=800
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Lets start with the tongue. By placing the tongue in the roof of your mouth you put the jaw in a better biomechanical position. This action “closes” the neruo muscular gap of the jaw allowing for better stabilization of the neck and it actually makes it easier to get into & maintain our very important neck packed position.
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3. Suck in like you’re breathing through a straw. Gotta thank low back rehab specialist Stuart McGill for this tip. I attended his hands on at the summit and he started the day off by having us take a normal breath and then brace. Then he had us breath in like you were sucking through a straw and brace. Wow what a difference! Try it for yourself right now before continuing…

bruteforce 07-27-2011 03:18 PM

Interesting tips. I'll have to give them a try saturday and see how it all feels.

LtL 07-27-2011 04:04 PM

Good article.

LtL

oli 08-08-2011 09:47 PM

tried packing the neck today - pulling the bar felt a little easier

BendtheBar 08-09-2011 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by oli (Post 159819)
tried packing the neck today - pulling the bar felt a little easier

That's something I have yet to focus on.

T-Bone 08-09-2011 09:48 AM

Will try it too. It's gonna be weird since I'm used to keeping the head up, looking straight ahead.

Off Road 08-09-2011 10:02 AM

Too many things to think about during a lift...my brain is going to explode.

BendtheBar 08-09-2011 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 159921)
Too many things to think about during a lift...my brain is going to explode.

That's probably why I won't try it :mh:

I am obsessed with leading with the head during deads. I would like to maintain that focus, and I assume by doing so that the head with naturally stay in the best possible position for the lift.

oli 08-10-2011 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by T-Bone (Post 159913)
Will try it too. It's gonna be weird since I'm used to keeping the head up, looking straight ahead.

Same here. I tend to throw my head backwards as well

storm1507 08-10-2011 05:47 PM

Thanks BTB. Those are all new ones for me.


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