5 Deadlift Variations You've Never Even Tried
These deadlift variations and alternatives take a great lift and make it even better for your specific goals. Have you tried them all?
Romanian Deadlifts vs. Stiff-Leg Deadlifts
Bending over and picking things up doesn't need to be complicated. So let's clear it up. Here's the difference between these two deadlifts.
The Nordic Deadlift
Looks odd, but this new deadlift variation will build your hamstrings and posterior chain strength like nothing else. Take a look.
Deadlift Basics: Grip & Stance
Master the basics before you pile on the plates! Here's a quick video tutorial to help beginners get their deadlift stance and grip right.
Tip: The Strength Test Real Lifters Can Pass
Are you strong? Like, really strong in a real-world kinda way? Take this test and find out.
Tip: Dumbbell Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift
Add this RDL variation to your leg day... especially if you have cranky knees.
Tip: Chest-Supported Row Machine
Barbell and T-bar rows are great, but if you're also deadlifting and squatting, they can overwork the low back. Try this to give it a break.
Tip: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Are King
For non-powerlifters, trap bar deads beat the pants off the barbell variation. Here's why.
The Top 10 Deadlift Myths
A good deal of what you know, or think you know, about the deadlift is wrong. See how your beliefs stack up to reality.
Tip: Deadlift Heavy, Protect Your Back
Three ways to pull heavier without wrecking your lower back. Try these proven strategies.
Tip: Use Isometrics to Boost Your Deadlift
Looks weird, works great! Here's how to do it.
30 Days of Deadlifts: 1-10
Lift heavier. Get stupid strong. Build mountains of muscle. In this series, Tony G. drops his best tips and cues for the world's most primal lift.
Tip: Master the Pause and the Slant
Improve your deadlift fast with these two tips.
Tip: Fixing the Turtleback Deadlift
Most lifters who round their backs are just too weak, but rounding can also be caused by a bad setup. Here's how to fix it.
Tip: A Really Bad Deadlift Habit
People think it improves hip drive and hits the glutes. What it really does is set you up for injury. Info here.
Tip: The Deadlift for a Bigger, Better Butt
Smoke your entire lower body, especially your glutes. Try this.
Deadlift More Weight Today, Safely
These smart tips will have you pulling heavier and staying safer almost immediately.
Tip: Set Up Your Deadlift Like This
Here's a smart way to deadlift that gives you more control, protects the lower back, and help you hit that next PR.
Tip: 5 Gym Hacks to Make Life Easier
You're going to wonder why you didn't think of a couple of these!