Tip: The Block Pull

Use this supplemental lift to strengthen your deadlift if you always miss from the floor. Pull off 3-4 inch blocks.

If you're continually missing PR attempts off the floor, try using block pulls off 3-4 inch blocks. This will allow you to challenge your hip and back position at an angle that mimics where the bar will be right after you get it off the floor.

Experienced lifters should do these with a quick set-up and a rapid descent.

Mike Sirani is a strength and conditioning coach, licensed massage therapist, and powerlifter. He works with clients to help them move, feel, look, and perform better at Pure Performance Training in Boston, MA.  Follow Mike Sirani on Facebook