Tip: The Deadlift – Scissor vs. Canister Position

Get stacked and pull more weight. Here's how.

Gone are the days of cuing people to excessively arch their lower back during the deadlift. It's an unstable position and it doesn't do any favors on the spine.

Instead, I try to educate my athletes to adopt the canister position, which nudges the pelvis and ribcage into a more stacked position. This is a stable position, a bit more spine-friendly, and will likely allow you to lift more weight.