One of the best deadlift tricks — period.

Ready? Here it is: Don’t stand with the bar. Sound nuts, right? That’s exactly what I thought…until I tried it.

We recently had Chris Duffin, the “mad scientist of powerlifting” at Halevy Life to workshop the deadlift. Chris is a details guy, and one of the details he gave us for deadlifting in particular is to “wedge” the hips into the bar, rather than trying to stand straight up with it.

Nick Johnson, my right hand man and Halevy Life’s VP, created a simple way to cue this for our clients: do a high rack pull and barely move the bar off the pins.

Watch this video to see exactly how to perform this technique, and you will instantly see how this will add a ton of weight to your deadlift, while actually doing less “work.”

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

by Jeff Halevy