Exercise Video of the Week: Deadlift – How to Pull the Slack Out of the Bar

by Jordan Syatt July 8, 2013

Last week I wrote a Strength Lesson about my new favorite Deadlift cue which helps lifters understand how to pull the slack out the bar. In case you missed it in The Syatt Fitness: Week In Review, I’ve shared it below in italics.

“Strength Lesson: My new favorite Deadlift cue: “Pull your chest to the floor.”

Learning how to pull the slack out of the bar is one of the most difficult Deadlift concepts to understand. By pulling your chest to the floor, however, you’re forced to generate tension and pull the slack out prior to initiating the lift.

Next time you Deadlift try using the bar to pull your chest to the floor. Once you can’t pull any further, make sure you’re in a good starting position and drive off the floor as hard as humanly possible.”

I received a great response to this Strength Lesson but some people were e-mailing me and saying that they couldn’t quite grasp the concept. As such, I recorded a video which outlines exactly how to incorporate this cue into your Deadlift training.

Deadlift: How to Pull the Slack Out of the Bar

I hope you enjoyed the video and, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can leave them in the comments section below.

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