Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012
We've been practicing the Deadlift now for the past 6 weeks, and by now you should have a very good idea for what it is supposed to feel like to pick something heavy off the floor. And you also know that to call a deadlift a successful lift, at the top, your hips and knees must be completely open and shoulders slightly behind your hips.
But what about a miss? What is that supposed to feel like? Well, if you're lifting correctly, a missed lift should "feel" exactly the same as a "made" lift... the only difference being that you haven't moved into full knee/hip extension. NOTHING should feel different. And your body shouldn't look any different - head is in neutral, gaze is slihtly down, back is arched, feet are hips width, arms are completely straight, grip is mixed. And in spite of the fact that you've ceased to make upward progress with the weight you're picking up, the lift, your body, looks exactly the same.
When we're deadlifting two more times this week, keep this in mind... and even your misses will turn into useful training components for burning in the correct form.
Tuesday's Workout (CAP)
Start with a 1,250 m run, then in remaining time complete AMRAP of
10 Push Press (95/65)
15 Box Jumps (20")
... and coming Wednesday (NO CAP)
In 20 minutes:
- work up to three heavy sets
Three rounds for time of:
400 m run
21 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)