Barbell Deadlift: Proper Bar Path

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Have trouble keeping the bar path vertical during a barbell deadlift? It may be that you are not keeping your lats engaged as your drive your hips forward and elevate the bar.

Try this simple drill to simulate the proper bar path

  • Anchor a moderate resistance band and grab a light bar
  • Step back until the tension in the band is pulling your forward
Your goal is to maintain contact with the bar along with your quads and shins. This should help reinforce you to keep your lats engaged.