Archive for September, 2013

Check out my new article on T-Nation published on 9/17/2013.

In Defense of Deficit Deadlifts

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And while you’re at it, check out my other articles on deadlifting:

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/5_deadlifting_mistakes_and_how_to_fix_them;jsessionid=6E85D629CC58D5AE8EB8878ECC8F11C3-mcd02.hydra

https://andrewsacksperformance.com/2013/07/04/2-assistance-exercises-to-improve-your-deadlift/

https://andrewsacksperformance.com/2013/05/25/deadlift-case-study-eliminating-the-butt-wink/

 

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Although the sports world has largely accepted strength training as an effective way to improve sports performance, there are still a few hard headed old-schoolers who refuse to believe that increasing strength will improve athletic ability. This is a ridiculous notion. Baseball coaches seem to be the most reluctant group to acknowledge the benefits of strength training. Often, this is due to the incorrect beliefs that lifting weights will make you inflexible (it won’t), or hurt you (it won’t if you do it right). But some coaches simply don’t believe that weight lifting will improve any aspect of sporting performance, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Yeah, being strong has nothing to do with being good at sports. Just ask Bo Jackson.

Yeah, being strong has nothing to do with being good at sports. Just ask this weakling named Bo Jackson.

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