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Deadlift Instructional VideosEdit

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Mark Rippetoe: Intro to the DeadliftEdit

Mark Rippetoe Intro to the Deadlift(03:22)

Bar heigl, bar diztance, grip width, dragging the bar, boy angies, and chest.

Mark Rippetoe: Deadlift SetupEdit

Mark Rippetoe Deadlift Set-Up(02:06)

Foot placement, stance, grip, shins, and chest.

Mark Rippetoe: Deadlift AnatomyEdit

Mark Rippetoe Deadlift Anatomy(05:14)

The scapula. The transfer of force; Legs and hips = Motor, Rigid spine = transmission. The trapezius. The latissimus.

Mark Rippetoe: Deadlift Alignment Pt. 1Edit

Mark Rippetoe Deadlift Alignment PtMark Rippetoe Deadlift Alignment Pt. 1(02:49)

Lining up the scapula.

Mark Rippetoe: Deadlift Alignment Pt. 2Edit

Mark Rippetoe Deadlift Alignment PtMark Rippetoe Deadlift Alignment Pt. 2(02:27)

Goofy anthropometry, torso in extension, back in kyphotic and lordotic extension, arms straight, bar over middle of foot, scapula over bar.

Mark Rippetoe: Deadlift Starting AnglesEdit

Mark Rippetoe Deadlift Starting Angles(04:49)

Anthropometry, chest up, raise butt, back on heels, neck in line with spine, visual reference, don't rely on mirrors, bar in a straight line, use your lats.

Mark Rippetoe: The Deadlift ScapulaEdit

Mark Rippetoe The Deadlift Scapula(02:09)

Mark Rippetoe describes the isometric function of the scapula in the deadlift

Greg Glassman: Crossfit Deadlift IntroEdit

Greg Glassman Crossfit Deadlift Intro(02:06)

Short intro from Coach Glassman on the deadlift with demonstrations.

Greg Glassman: Deadlift Arm PositionEdit

Greg Glassman Deadlift Arm Position(01:03)

Shoulders in front of arms, scapula over bar. (Is Eva yawning?)

Kiknskreem: Curls in the squat rack. FTW.Edit


An overview of the barbell deadlift and basic issues related to its performance.

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