Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Stronger in 60 Seconds: Mastering Leg Drive for a Bigger Bench Press

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Leg drive is the source of confusion for many lifters. A lot of lifters know what it is, but struggle with how to do it.

I know, I had trouble with it for a long time.

Like a lot of lifters, I made the mistake of driving my heels straight through the floor, causing my legs to tighten, but my butt to pop right off the bench.

It took me a while, but I realized I had to find the right foot placement and drive my feet forward, like I was trying to poke holes through my shoes with my toes.

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Stronger in 60 Seconds: Using Your Lats in the Deadlift

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The lats play an important role in the deadlift.

You often hear cues like, “Engage your lats!”, “Lats!”, or “Tight Lats!”

These cues are fine, but if you can’t feel your lats they may not be that effective.

A simple way to engage your lats in the deadlift is to setup with your coach or lifting partner standing behind you.

When you’re in the bottom position, have them tap on your lats.

They’ll turn on and you’ll feel yourself create tension to the bar (pulling the slack out). This will give you a smooth transition off the floor and allow you to keep the bar close to your body through the lift.

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