What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. An ATHLEAN XPRESS Tip for you I think you’re
going to find helpful if you are Deadlifting. Deadlifts can be a complex movement because
it’s definitely a complicated movement because it requires a lot of different joints to work
in sync with each other. Guys will always ask me, ‘How much contribution
is it from the hips and how much contribution comes from the knees?’ There’s a very easy way, I feel, to sort of
master that and make sure that you’re getting the right amounts and the proper amounts in
each and every rep that you do. I have an empty bar here, and then I’ll demonstrate
on a full bar. You go and you sit your hips back as if you’re into an RDL, like a stiff-legged
RDL. You sit your hips back. You sit your hips
back. You sit your hips back. So here we haven’t had any real knee bend at all, alright. All the contribution has been from the hips.
As soon as our hands are at knee level here, as soon as we’re at knee level, now you can
allow the knee to break which brings you straight to the ground, ok. So, the bar will stay nice and close to your
shins and again, now on the way back up, you’re just reversing that. You’re using your legs. You’re here. Remember
I always say, the Deadlift is a push movement, ok. It’s a push movement. You’ve got to stabilize
through your pulling muscles. And you have to drive through at the top **as**
they push through the ground exerting force into the ground. You drive it up and then from here, as soon
as it gets to knee level again, now it’s a hip movement, ok, where you drive your hips
up as you stand up to the top. So, if we demonstrate that on a real bar.
Bar goes over the laces, ok. I bend down this way, ok. Hands down. Ass back. Hips back. As soon as my hands get to my knees, then
I just break my knees and you can see the bar is right up against my shins in perfect
position. Once I’m here, I start by pushing through
the ground, getting it up to knee level, ok. Here, pushing through the ground, knee level
and then drive the hips. On the way back down, let the hips drop, let
the hips drop, let the hips drop, right there. Bend the knees, k. Push and then come up. Let ’em drop, let ’em
drop, let ’em drop. Bend the knees. K. One more time. Push, drive ’em forward.
Drop, drop, drop. Bend the knees. So there you have it guys. There’s a tip that
you can start instituting the very next time you do that. Now remember, the Deadlift, there’s a lot
of different variations. There’s Sumo Deadlifts. There’s different types of grips that we can
use. There’s different stances we can take. I prefer
a narrow stance. Some guys prefer a wide stance based on their anatomy. Others will do something called a Jefferson
Deadlift where they actually straddle the bar. Lots of different variations. Lots of different
goals. Some are looking for personal records on them. That’s not what we’re talking about here.
We’re talking about putting it into your overall athletic training program. Getting you to function the way your body
prefers to function. That’s really what ATHLEANX is all about. Getting you guys to be more athletic, ground-based
movements. Building up strength from the ground up so
you can become more powerful, bigger, faster, stronger, from the toes to your fingertips. If you haven’t already guys, and you want
to start seeing that in action, then head to ATHLEANX.COM right now. Grab our 90-Day Training Program. In the meantime,
if you found this helpful let me know and we’ll make more videos as you guys require
these kinds of tips. Alright. See you back here soon.