Tip: The Touch-and-Go Deadlift

Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.

Performing touch-and-go deadlifts doesn't mean that you stupidly bounce the weight. You must maintain control. The benefits include:

  1. Developing more eccentric control to build more strength and muscle.
  2. Building grip strength.
  3. Using the touch-and-go method more effectively trains both sides of the rep (concentric and eccentric), meaning you're essentially doubling your time under tension.
  4. Touch-and-go demonstrates an implementation of the stretch reflex and a much more dynamic muscular effort than complete stops. They're better for cultivating athleticism and the learned explosiveness will transfer over to bigger dead-stop lifts.