Grip strength can often be the limiting factor in the Olympic lifting, deadlift, muscle-ups, max numbers of pull-ups, or even your back squats and handstands. In part one of this post we talked about the importance of the pinky finger, in this post we will take a look at some different ways to test and train grip strength.
All humans should possess the ability to lift stuff from the floor, our survival depends on it. If squats are the king of gym exercises, deadlifts are the queen. One thing to love about the deadlift is the fact that there is no way to cheat in this movement. There is certainly room to seriously hurt yourself if you don’t understand how to build tension and lift a weight safely. Generally speaking, if you are not strong enough to pick it up, it's not going budge. I’m no deadlifting champion, but the tips I share here are some of the things I think about on deadlift day.
The Sustainable Training Method (TSTM) will be working with System 5 (S5) in delivering a deadlifting workshop. StreTch (TSTM) and Roman (S5) both have over 10,000 hours of personal training and coaching experience under their belts. Over the years they have worked with a variety of clients from rehabilitation, general population, and professional athletes. They plan to share their skills and knowledge with FitPro's, coaches, personal trainers, and anyone who is interested in learning about the deadlift.
This workshop will focus on the deadlift and cover the following topics: