Tip: Stiff-Leg Deadlift from Deficit

You need a strong posterior chain to deadlift big numbers, and it's hard to beat this lift to strengthen it.

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No other lift built my posterior chain like stiff-leg deads from a 4-inch deficit. From the upper back to erectors to hamstrings, this was my “go to” for total posterior chain smashing. I eventually worked up to over 600 pounds for reps on these.