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The Deadlift? Who Needs It?

If you're an athlete or a gym rat, how much should you be able to deadlift? Two times your bodyweight? Three times? Or is the better question should you even be deadlifting at all?

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tips for Heavier Pulls

Nothing gets you more jacked (mentally and physically) than pulling eight plates or more off the ground.

The Heavyweight Lifting Match

Romanian deadlifts and stiff-legged deadlifts. There is a difference. Which one is right for you? Check out this info.

The Olympic Deadlift

Olympic deadlifts activate your CNS and cause explosive growth in your hamstrings, calves, traps, and back.

The Secret Deadlift Mindset

A PR-smashing deadlift starts way before you pick up the bar. Six accomplished powerlifters share their pre-pull secrets.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

The Simple Plan for Ultimate Back Size

Back training advice has become sissified and overcomplicated. Here's how to really build your back.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

The Trap Bar Deadlift

The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

Tip: 12 Minutes of Singles

Set a timer and ramp up your deadlifting volume with Sadiv sets. Here's how.

Tip: 7 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

Hit a new PR in about a month using these proven deadlift-boosting exercises.

Tip: A Better Way to RDL

This dead-stop, pinned variation of the Romanian deadlift is easier on your back, keeps your form in check, and nails your glutes.

Tip: A Very Different Way to Deadlift

This combo exercise is a real ball-buster. In a fun way. Check it out.

Tip: Activate These Muscles Before Deadlifting

Fire up the right muscles before your big pulls and you'll lift heavier and prevent low back pain. Here's what to do.

Tip: Advanced Tactics for Advanced Deadlifters

To improve your deadlift, use a combo of strength-skill work and progressive range of motion training (PRM). Here's how.

Tip: Always Do This Before You Deadlift

These two simple cues will help you lift more weight and do it safely.

Tip: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift with Macro and Micro-Sets

Here's how to use cluster training to strengthen your deadlift and add pounds of new muscle to your physique.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift With This Exercise

If your deadlift gets stuck halfway up, this accessory exercise will help unstick it.

Tip: Build Your Quads, Boost Your Deadlift

If your deadlift stalls just off the floor, this exercise will strengthen that weak point and help you power up a new PR.

Tip: Deadlift With a Wide Grip

If you're weak off the floor on your conventional deads, then use this variation to get stronger.

Tip: Deadlift – Tripods vs. Elf Slippers

Not many lifters think about the bottoms of their feet when they pull big weights. They should. Here's why.

Tip: Deadlift – Trunk Flexion vs. Hip Flexion

Hip flexion good. Trunk flexion bad. Here's why and what each looks like so you can make sure your form is correct.

Tip: Do THIS Before Deadlifting

If you prime your CNS before a big pull, you'll lift heavier and feel awesome. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Find Your Stance For Sumo Deadlifts

Most lifters go super wide, but that only works if it fits your anatomy. Here's how to find YOUR best stance.