2 days ago
🔴DEADLIFT ANALOGIES🔴 by @pheasyque -
This is the first analogy that clicked in my head when I first learned how to do a proper deadlift🤯. I really hope it’ll make sense to all of you aswell even though I’m not sure. -
❌Most people treat the deadlift like a “fishing pole”: -
where the pole = back, -
the fisherman = legs, -
and the fish = the weight. -
When you try to pull the fish with the pole, most of the stress is actually placed on the pole itself, while the fisherman is basically glued to the ground. If you try to carch a whale the pole would bend, and bend and bend... until it’d break. That’s exactly how you develop lower back pain: you try to pull the bar with your back instead of using your legs, aka “doing the fishing pole deadlift”. -
✅ On the other hand thinking about the deadlift as a pulley, where:
the pulley = the back, -
the man pulling the rope = your legs, -
it becomes much safer. The pulley (your back) does NOT move: it’s blocked, it’s fixed. Sure it holds the weight up, but the load is carried by the rope, which is pulled by the man (your legs). This serves as an analogy to explain that your back stays tight & firm, while most of the “pull” is done by your legs. If the weight would be too heavy, you’d end up not being able to “pull the rope”, without breaking it though! -
You need to push those damn feet through the ground to pull the weight up. Got it?!
So, which deadlift do you do? The “fishing pole deadlift” or the “pulley deadlift?” -
🤘🏻Tag a friend who needs to see this!