Tip: The Deadlift – Push, Not Pull?

We think of the deadlift as a pulling exercise, and that's true. But it's also very much a pushing exercise. Here's why.

You want to think about putting force into ground and pushing away, rather than just pulling the bar off the floor.

Another option is to think about "pushing the ground away from you." This subtle reframing has made a profound difference with many of the lifters I've worked with.