Many of the principles covered in THE SQUAT also apply to the deadlift such as the breathing, bracing and maintaining a neutral spine.
However, there are some key differences between the movements. Both are valuable exercises to incorporate into your training programme to improve your overall strength and conditioning.
Please make sure you are familiar with the squat before moving onto learning the deadlift and recognise the differences between the two movements, to read our blog on the squat click here.
Deadlift = HIP DOMINANT
Squat = KNEE/ANKLE Dominant
WITH WEIGHT AND A BAR
Ok! Now you have good flexibility and are able to maintain a neutral spine, we can start adding a bit of weight to the bar!
Start with just a Barbell and if you have them, add some light training weights so that the bar is off the ground slightly, this will allow you to practice as if the bar was at the height it will be at with heavier weights.
If your flexibility still needs work, then you can make the bar higher by using some blocks or other weights to raise the floor higher. You should raise the floor as high as you need to be able to maintain that neutral spine position.
When returning to the starting position: