THE DEADLIFT

THE DEADLIFT PRESCRIPTION

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD

Sully explains how the deadlift meets our exercise prescription and strength training criteria. The deadlift is powerful medicine.

DEADLIFT STEP 3A

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Improve your deadlift setup and execution with this simple fix.

THE TAO OF THE DEADLIFT

Jonathon Sullivan, MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

The push and the pull are the Yin and Yang of the deadlift. They both have to be there, in the right proportion, and that balance must be more finely tuned as the lift gets heavier.

HOW TO SHORTEN YOUR LEGS WITHOUT A HACKSAW

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

For athletes with long legs, artificially "shortening" the legs may be necessary for the deadlift.

HOW TO KEEP THE DEADLIFT ON YOUR LEGS: ARMPITS!

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Use this simple cue to bring your lats into the exercise and improve your deadlift.

FIXING THE SET-IT-N-FORGET-IT DEADLIFT

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Setting your back is lifting the bar. Lifting the bar is setting your back.