Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Deadlift help

  1. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Deadlift help

    hey guys,

    I have a question about the deadlift. I struggle pretty bad with it and my biggest problem seems to be that I cant activate my glutes and hams properly. after a deadlift day my low back will be dead but i feel nothing in the glutes and hams. anyone have any exercises or tips to help fix this problem. Thanks alot

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    London Canada
    try doing Romanian Dead Lifts.....because not all the time a normal dead lift will hit the gluts and hams....if you want to feel it there do squats and keep the dead lifts the same so you can hit the Primary area(the lower Back) while squats hit the primary area(Gluts and hams

  3. #3
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    You can hit the glutes and the hanstrings by getting the proper form right.
    Check Mark RIpptoe's starting strength.
    He explains it all there

  4. #4
    Powerlifter/Strongman J L S's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    sounds alot like a form issue, look up some deadlift walkthroughs like the one suggested and brian carrol has done a great one for

    with that being said though, soreness is not always an indicator of a muscle being hit, they will have been hit. You could either isolate them with some glute/ham bridges(not sure if real name but basically a bridge movement with a barbell that hits your glutes pretty hard), glute/ham raises, dimmel deadlifts, RDL's, stiff legs, pull throughs, ulta wide sumo's (plenty of options) etc or do some mobility exercises to try and help getting them firing during deadlift

    only other thing I can think of is to think about really squeezing them hard at the top of the lift/as the bar passes your knee's.
    Check out my training:

    My smolov blog '12 : start 475 - finish: 520

  5. #5
    Wannabebig New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Deadlift help

    Hey JP,

    lately I have been reading about the deadlift and it seems that my form is better now. According to the author of SS, shoulders should be in front of the bar before the pull starts. However, other sources say they should be behind the bar. What position do you think is best for the deadlift and for the power clean?.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Clams shells are a great tool for glute activation. Do a search on them.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 705 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

    Representing AtLarge Nutrition and EliteFTS

Similar Threads

  1. 705raw Deadlift blooper. & 675raw deadlift from a 4inch deficit
    By Ernie Jr in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-23-2011, 07:17 PM
  2. Stalled on Deadlift and Stiff-legged Deadlift
    By snikez in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-22-2010, 08:42 PM
  3. Deadlift into half deadlift into power shrug superset
    By View 1 in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-06-2010, 02:00 PM
  4. Progression: 495 Deadlift 1 yr ago vs. 501 Deadlift today
    By Cmanuel in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-07-2009, 10:59 PM
  5. Conventional Deadlift vs. Sumo Deadlift for Back Training?
    By FasTraxx94 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-04-2009, 04:24 PM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts