Here are a few tips which can help you to increase your deadlift
I’m sure that I got you hyped with all of the benefits, and now you’re truly motivated to learn and to increase your deadlift. Let’s start.
#1. Pause on the Floor
What do I exactly mean by saying pause on the floor?
I know it’s tempting to just bounce the bar off the floor during repetitions. You’ve probably seen many athletes do this and you feel like you’re supposed to do it too.
In fact, putting the bar on the ground and pausing for a second after every repetition is better for you in the long run.
By just bouncing the bar off the floor you’re significantly limiting your deadlift. And the long-term benefit of pausing on the floor is that it helps you practice your set-up and it eliminates the weakness from the floor.
#2. Record yourself Performing the Lift
You might feel like your lifting form is proper and you’re not doing any mistakes. But unfortunately – you can never be too sure.
Recording yourself performing a lift might feel awkward for you, but believe me – it’s for the greater good.
By recording yourself you’ll have a material which you can compare to videos of professional athletes. With this video you’ll find out if there are any mistakes, and how can you fix and improve them.
This is one of the better ways you can increase your deadlift because you can easily spot all of the mistakes you’re performing.
#3. Improve your Grip Strength
The only thing that’s lifting the bar off the floor is your grip strength. That’s why it’s so important to have it developed when you’re trying to increase your deadlift.
Also check How to Improve your Grip Strength
#4. Train Heavy
Unless you’re a beginner ( less than four months in the gym ) you have to do some heavy lifts.
Because of the fact that there are so many muscles involved in these exercises, you’ll have to lift some heavy weights in order to get them working.
To find the ideal weight for you gotta do some experimenting. But in basics, you’re supposed to find the maximum weight that you can lift properly off the floor six times.
#5. Make it a Priority
Always start your workouts with deadlifts first.
You don’t want your muscles to be already exhausted when you’re performing this heavy compound movement. It’s very important for your muscles to be prepared to unleash their full potential if you want to make some gains.