Stronger in 60 Seconds: Generating Explosive Speed Off the Floor in the Deadlift

Simple and effective tip to improve your starting position and bar path for a stronger, more explosive deadlift.

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A common mistake is to stand too close to the bar — shins touching.

This restricts your path down to the bar — making it tough to lower the hips into a powerful position and generate speed off the floor. Start too far away and the bar will pull you forward.

In this video I’m starting with it over the center of my foot — making it easy to find my strongest starting position and explode off the floor.

In the bottom, my weight’s balanced on my heels and the bar is touching my shins.

Keep the bar close to the body, skimming it through the lift for an efficient bar path and strong lockout.


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