Tip: Fix Your Deadlift Technique Fast

Several technique mistakes can be fixed with this simple trick.

Get the slack out of the bar before you lift it. This not only prevents "yanking" – starting the pull with bent elbows – it also insures that you have tension in the lats and hamstrings, and helps you get your weight back.

Before you lift the weight, think: bend the bar. Use it as a counterbalance to get your body weight back and your chest up. Make the bar "click" against the plates before initiating the final pull.