Tip: Get the Hips Through!

Can't lock out your deadlifts? Here's the cue you need.

The lockout can be problematic for some people. One of two scenarios usually plays out:

  1. Substituting excessive lumbar extension for hip extension.
  2. Butt-sticking-out syndrome.

In either case the cue I use is to "finish tall" or "stand tall" or "stop doing that because my eyes hurt." The goal is to finish with the hips (squeeze the glutes) at the top.