There's three things I really, really, really enjoy in this world.
- Shanking golf balls into trees.
- Blueberry donuts
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm pretty much a one-trick pony when it comes to the powerlifting movements. My bench and squat are far from great, but the deadlift is something I just seem to have a better grasp on, both performing and coaching.
With that being said, the deadlift is plain and simply not an easy movement to master. One of the biggest issues I see with most folks is the inability to maximize tension throughout their body. The more total-body tension that can be created, the stronger your pulls will be. Plain and simple.
Here are three of my favorite cues to developing optimal tension if you plan on pulling heavy shit in a healthy manner.