The fact that I love deadlifts is no secret, and being that I have started doing them again makes me more ecstatic to read and share deadlift knowledge bombs. 

The initial pull off the floor is a common cause for concern in many lifters. Hips pop up too early, backs round, and deadlifts stay glued to the floor.

Sounds like a recipe for disaster. But How Can We Address this flaw? Attack the weakpoint.

Check out this short post by Bret Contreras for a new variation on improving strength off the floor.

http://bretcontreras.com/lift-offs-a-bottom-position-deadlift-assistance-exercise/

About Eric Bach Performance

Eric Bach is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1) with a degree in Kinesiology Concentrated in Human Performance and Emphasizing Sports Performance from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. A former collegiate Strength Coach Eric now resides in Denver, Colorado. Eric coaches clients at Forza Fitness and Performance Center and trains everyone from weekend warriors and post rehabilitation patients to professional athletes. Eric developed his passion for fitness through a competitive sports career which included competitive Olympic lifting, Football, Track and Field, and Powerlifting. Eric is a self proclaimed fitness nerd who enjoys reading, eating, deadlifting, and living a healthy and fullfilling life while helping others dominant their lives in and out of the gym. Eric can be contacted at ericbachperformance.com for all consultations and questions

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  1. Wow! Automatic like for this article! Thanks for sharing! I may do this next time!

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