Unlock Your Power: 5 Surefire Strategies for Dominating Your Deadlift

Unlock Your Power: 5 Surefire Strategies for Dominating Your Deadlift

With the ATHX games this year they have added in a 5RM deadlift.

Love it or hate it, the deadlift is one of the best test of overall strength. It's like the Holy Grail of the gym - everyone seeks it, few attain it, and most just end up with sore backs and a strong craving for pizza. 

So, you want to hoist more weight off the ground? You've come to the right place! Because let's face it, if there's one thing we all desire more than a bottomless pit of snacks, it's a deadlift that makes the plates tremble in fear. And if you've clicked on this article, well, clearly you're on a mission to turn those dreams into reality, or you're just really bored at work. Either way, welcome!

Now, onto the grand plan of building a deadlift that'll make Hercules himself do a double-take;

  1. Deadlift MORE (because apparently, there's no such thing as too much deadlifting): Ah, the simplicity of it all! If you want to lift big, you gotta lift often. Forget trying to juggle deadlifts with other exercises like a circus performer on a unicycle. Make deadlifting your main squeeze, your ride or die. Start with twice a week, then crank it up to thrice if you're feeling particularly adventurous. Who needs rest days anyway, right?

  2. More Deadlift Variations As Accessories (because variety is the spice of lift): Sure, you could spend your time doing boring old lat pulldowns, or you could jazz it up with snatch grip deadlifts, pause deadlifts, or rack pulls. It's like a buffet of deadlifting delights! Because why settle for plain when you can have extra spicy?

  3. Limit Touch and Go Deadlift Use (because we're not here to play patty-cake with the bar): Touch and go? More like touch and slow your gains to a crawl! Says nay to the lazy bounce of touch and go deadlifts. Each rep deserves its own grand entrance, its own moment in the spotlight. So reset, refocus, and show that bar who's boss.

  4. Build Stronger Legs (because chicken legs are so last season): You thought deadlifting was all about the back? Think again, my friend! Strong legs mean a strong deadlift. It's science. So hit those hamstrings, glutes, and quads like they owe you money. Your future deadlift self will thank you.

  5. Target Weak Points (because nobody's perfect, except maybe Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson): We all have our Achilles' heel, even in the land of deadlifts. Identify those pesky weak spots and attack them with the ferocity of a hungry lion. Deficit pulls, tempo work - whatever it takes to turn those weaknesses into strengths. It's like rehab for your deadlift, but with less crying.

So there you have it, folks! The keys to deadlift glory. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a massive deadlift. But with a bit of dedication, a lot of graft and maybe a protein shake or two, you'll be pulling plates like a champ in no time.