8 Deadlift Variations – Strengthen Your Weaknesses and Form

 

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It’s up to you to decide which deadlift is your type and most suited to your goals, strengths and weaknesses. Types And Variations Of The Deadlift Jefferson Deadlift. The Jefferson deadlift – also known simply as the Jefferson lift – is a classic strongman movement.

The Jefferson deadlift is great for strength, power, core stability, and. All the deadlift variations require the same basic form: Start with feet hip-width apart with a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing in. Hinge at the hips and send your.

Including many different deadlift variations in your program is beneficial for eliminating weaknesses. They should be specific to your own individual sticking points in the lift. For example, if you struggle to generate power off the floor, then you’ll want to include variations that make the bottom harder. All the deadlift variations require the same basic form: Start with feet hip-width apart with a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing in. Hinge at the hips and send your butt back as far as possible.

Q: What muscles does the deadlift train? A: There are four main forms of the deadlift. Done properly, they are among the most effective bodybuilding movements. The conventional deadlift is the bent-legged form, performed with the hands wider apart than the legs. The sumo deadlift requires a wider stance and the hands inside the legs.

The parallel-grip [ ]. Other variations are the side deadlift or suitcase deadlift, rack pulls, deadlift lockouts, deficit deadlift or deadlift from a box (pulling from the floor while standing on a built or improvised low platform). Each of these variations is called for to address specific weaknesses in a lifter’s overall deadlift. The deadlift slaps slabs of mass to the whole backside of your body and if you are a good deadlifter then chacnes are that you are just a strong person in general because you can’t be weak and pull 600lb from the floor for the most part. Also improving your deadlift will also improve your rows, olympic lifts and it just looks badass!

Deadlift variations. August 14, 2020 by Resistance Training. مرحبًا بالناس ، لقد اشتريت مؤخرًا لوح أولمبي بوزن 150 كجم (ضعف وزن جسمي) ويمكنني حاليًا رفع 140. ارتفعت الأسعار الوفير ولست متأكدًا من أنني سأتمكن من توفير 50 كجم. The deadlift is one of the most important exercise’s that you will ever use in the gym, therefore, using the correct program is absolutely essential for building strength and mass.

Most people know what a deadlift is but most actually can’t do it correctly. On top of this most people don’t use it correctly. The classic deadlift is one of the best bang-for-buck exercises in the history of the gym, a move that can build real-world strength and burn plenty of calories, while layering muscle onto your.

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To recap: place the feet and grip shoulder-width apart, grip the bar like the bench press, keep the back neutral, descend straight to the clavicles, tilt the head back while looking forward, raise the bar along the same path, shift the torso forward slightly, squeeze the glutes, and lock out.

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Good form is essential and should be the emphasis from the start rather than the number of repetitions.

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The main point I want to make here is that moving improperly—say, excessively rounding your back in a deadlift or allowing your knees to cave inward during a squat—puts unnecessary stress on your body.

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Which is not to say that proper deadlift form is difficult or tedious to learn.

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You want to push yourself to the point you cannot complete an additional repetition with good form.

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Strength and conditioning professionals involved in conducting 1-repetition maximum (1RM) tests in, for example, the Squat, deadlift, hip sled, leg press, shoulder press, or power clean, need to be aware Of the advantages and disadvantages of coaching athletes in the Valsalva maneuver.

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In other words, you need to be able to lower into the bottom of a squat, press a barbell overhead, and set up for a deadlift without defaulting into a flexed or overextended spinal position.

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Similar findings have been demonstrated in other studies as well.6 This brings us back to your primary goal as a weightlifter: to get stronger, and especially on key whole-body exercises like the squat, deadlift, and bench press.

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(2) Using primarily the muscles of the back, lift the bar upward until it touches the upper abdominals, then lower it again, under control, back to the starting position; then immediately start your next rep.

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Both Beal and Chang talked me through the specifics of how to do an OHS correctly: the position of the bar overhead; active shoulders, with the armpits open; tight core and glute muscles; knees tracking over the feet, but not out in front of them, and pressing outwardly, weight on the heels.

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  • Hi Jeff, for someone that currently does not train and lift any sort of weights, what weight would you say, is a good starting point, for the kettlebells, for strengthening lower back.

  • I’ve seen some sumo pullers doing a lot of low block work (maybe the majority of their sumo off blocks actually).

    Would this to be to work on a weakness? Or do they make good gains that carry over to their comp lift so don’t pull from the floor often or something else?

  • Baby powder is a must mention too. Every example shown in this video has large quads which pushes the bar further out, even if the back position is ok.

  • There’s a lot of conflicting advice on the hyperextension. Many are saying that you shouldn’t load your spine while rounded and going through the range of motion. Yet here Jeff is saying that it is okay as long as only go to neutral. What is correct?

  • Goodness your legs are so perfect! I wish I had thicker legs. Blah. I’ve deadlifted and squats and all that, feels like they never grow!

  • Man, there is no one perfect way to do these movements. Everyone I see on YouTube has different techniques. Just do what feels right for YOU!

  • Thanks for video
    You know you have a huge fan base in Arabic country if you can but Arabic translation option in your videos it will be more useful for us

  • Hi Linda, could i cite fast talking as a weakness when i am on topics that i am passionate about as a weakness for a general admin job! i hv been called a machine gun since young. i work on it thr vocal training n awareness meditation. Thanks!

  • Greaaaat video my man. After many years of training and suffering major lower back pain after stopping training suddenly for years I’ve found that the back extension is the greatest exercise for the lower back.

  • You look cool doing those bear cralls. It had a moon walk feel. Oh and i would love one of those stronger by the day shirts. Gotta figure out how to get one. Is that your brand possibly?

  • Questions: What are your weaknesses?
    Answer: I’m not a super hero, I’m human, so let’s see…fire, poison, blood loss… heck, probably that stapler on your desk if it hits me in the right area.

  • This is the first time i already do an exercise that jeff is recommending with the same aim as he has. I have achieved enlightenment guys����

  • what are some options for hyper extensions in everyday life. outside of doing them on a bed or gym i feel like its not alot of options to do these efficiently

  • My english ability may be biggest proplem at this moment, however that is a temporary proplem, I definetely will try my best to improve my english as fast as possible
    Thanks for making this video, it is very useful with me
    Good job

  • what about REVERSE HYPEREXTENSIONS? you get to lift your lower body instead of the upper body so it’s a little bit different exercise

  • Jeff can’t do Good Mornings!!! He is human after all but come on. Train and master em for the perks. I hate when people say they simply “can’t” with the exception of Jeff because I am sure he knows he can’t rather than just assuming.

  • Your videos are very useful..and thank you so much… could you please make a video if the interviewer ask about why should i hire you..

  • If you’re ever in Hilo, Hawaii or boulder, Colorado go see alicia valley she is an awesome massage therapist and you will know whT an expert she is when she lays her hands on you. Call 808-987-8672

  • Awesome video as usual. It’s been almost two year since i hurt my back. i rehabbed it via you tube Physical therapy videos. I’ve really been working my glutes and upper back lately per MAtt’s advice. I have not lifted any decently heavy DL’s or squats for two years, so I think I will Relearn my DL with the sumo.

  • As an EMT I sit a lot waiting on calls and my back has suffered due to this. some of this I can do while waiting on a call. Thank you!

  • I’ve been struggling with low back pain for 2-3 years now, but with every set it feels stronger! Seriously, who needs a doctor, when you can have Jeff������������

  • I do not know if many people do this, but I do not lock out my deadlifts for a couple weeks or month then I focus on a full lockout.I found doing this helps my deadlift more than anything I have tried,

  • I started watching all your videos about a month ago and I’ve set a new PR in bench(235) and deadlift(305) and going to do squats today. After only 3 weeks of trying to mimic your workouts. These r most definitely the best training tips on YouTube

  • Cheers for the video content! Sorry for chiming in, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you tried Schallingora Information Investigation Scheme (should be on google have a look)? It is a great one of a kind product for learning what you need to say to get hired in a job interview without the headache. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my best friend Jordan after many years got excellent results with it.

  • Thanks for this. I was doing daily kettlebell swings, and TGU with a 40kg, & 32kg bell. I wasn’t doing much calisthenics, and when I started lifting I almost immediately had issues with my lowback, and deadlifting over #300. I am hoping that reducing my midsection circumfrence while strengthening my core, and especially my low back will allow me to start working on heavier deadlifts as I was really wanting to be at #405 with my newbie gains by years end with me being 5’10”, 200#, & 42 yo.

  • I swear by the Back Extension. Usually starting at 4×15. The reps I use are 1 second up, then 3 seconds to relax.

    I make it a point to always do this exercise next to an ab-bench or something, to maximize my recovery time and stretching your lower back, while strengthening the front of your core.

    Great video on the need to focus on the hips when deadlifting!

  • “…and get first spinal surgery by 35”. You can’t get something for nothing. You won’t see the potential damages unless you are getting an MRI ever year or so. Kristen Dunsmore had surgery already if I recall correctly, so did some of those top level crossfit girls. Anyone who doesn’t believe me can google it.

  • So if I say I never thought about it I’m dishonest, and when I say something so that the interviewer will not think I’m dishonest even tho I don’t want to, that makes me honest?

  • I did do some exercises that you showed on your videos and it’s helped the back pain so far is helped it out really well I just don’t know how long it’ll last and that’s what I get afraid of not knowing how long it’s going to last and when it’s going to strike up again thank you.

  • Yeah I find you exercises very useful a long time ago I hurt my lower back I’ve been trying to find something to strengthen it because I can give 110% one day at work then the next two days I’ve got to recuperate because of my back my lower back hurt me so bad if I bend over I’ll almost fall over frontwards

  • I like how you framed the weakness as a transient quality that only comes up in certain situations instead of an always occurring character trait, because it really is only temporary. When you recognize it and takes steps to improve, it’s no longer a problem ��

  • Just started deadlifts myself. Sumo seems easier. I use the octagon bar for neutral grip also. Heh I use YouTube form as I lift also. So I’ll probably be using this video along with others tomorrow bwahahahahaha

  • I’m not sure if you have ever mentioned this previously, but can you explain the difference and function of knee wraps vs knee sleeves please? ❤����

  • Very good advices as always! the only thing I am not confortable with is the head too high at the start, for me this causes unnecessary tension at the base of the neck and watching myself in video lifting with the head neutral helps me maintaining all the back neutral, feels way better. But that’s for me, is a personal preference.

  • Looking forward to giving this workout a try!!

    I know this may be a silly question, but how many times a week is this workout recommended?
    Sorry if it was mentioned and I missed it <3

  • Rising hips and torso forward lean usually means stronger hams, glutes and lower back and weaker quads and upper back.

    The same as when you hit the whole in a highbar squat, but hips shoot back and up and torso forward when you come up.

    Body uses these «new» mechanical leverages to finish the lift since the other muscles cant do it. Like a safety valve.

    Dunno why you mixed these up wenning.

  • One day in the future the question of people being forced to confess their weaknesses on a job interview will be eradicated.
    We will see law firms advertising on TV, telling all job applicants who felt they were unfairly victimized by employers and job recruiters who pressured them to admit and itemize all their weaknesses as part of being interviewed for a job and that such private, personal information may have been recorded in a secret database and shared with third parties without your knowledge or consent.

    The law firms will state that your rights to privacy were violated by employers who demanded to know what your character flaws and personality defects were like before they would even consider you for a job.
    The law firms will say in their TV commercials that your admittance to any number of weaknesses automatically and unfairly denied you from being considered for employment, although the employers never told you that beforehand but should have.

    The law firms will ask in their TV commercials if you have been psychologically scarred by being forced to confess your weaknesses and that this is a sensitive matter that should only be shared with your priest if you are religious.

    The law firms will tell you that you were, in effect, blacklisted from being employed as a direct result of the unfair tactics employers used in their efforts to extract confidential information from you regarding weaknesses and that as a result of that, you may have unfairly went for long periods of being unemployed.
    The law firms in their TV ads will ask you if you were aware of the possibility employers already possessed a list of various weaknesses that would automatically rule out anyone from being employed by them and yet they failed to disclose this fact to potential job candidates as they nervously confessed their flaws & failings to job interviewers grilling them for dirt about themselves and skeletons in their closets.

    Americans are falling into a trap of Big Brother totalitarian abuse whenever they submit themselves to these kinds of Gestapo techniques of intimidation & manipulation. Unless we do something to stop this erosion of our rights to privacy, freedom of thought and expression, the Statue of Liberty might just as well be without her torch that upheld those principals.

  • I don’t like the question because it is not beneficial if someone were to be hired. You’re asking some one to say something negative about themselves and that can never be good.

  • Head up chest up? Isn’t that proven to be worse for you? Maybe a bit stronger, but much higher chance of injury. Head up is not neutral spine.

  • I stared doing exercises first came came collar bone problem next back problem now lower back problem time to see what is next but thank to Athlean x for great helping videos ��

  • Hey meg, i was wondering why do my inner legs get very very sore when I squat. Its so bad to the point i can barely walk to next few days. I havent been able to find a set answer. Thanks

  • I would love to see a video on creating better ROM/flexibility as well as what exercises to do to help if you have shoulder/knee/back pain to help rehab for big lifts.

  • I love your training style. Im definitely subscribing. I have a question about grip, do you find that the reverse grip has caused any imbalances? I had to stop doing it and start using straps.. I’ve heard mixed opinions about this

  • Deadbuts, lol. I love all your workouts. I’ve found powerlifting and really enjoy it. Squats are hard for me though because I always feel like I’m leaning forward…

  • Love this!! I loveee me some deadlifts! I took a break from power lifting style training to do a little cut and to heal my shoulder, I was not doing the type of warm ups here that you suggest and caused some shoulder strain. I will be going back to power lifting in a couple weeks though because I just love lifting heavy, I wish I could have you as my power lifting coach.

  • Just found you on YouTube and I’m really stoked that you’re a woman with serious muscles and junk. I’m tired of seeing these skinny girls flexing and trying to convince me that they are strong. Looking forward to increasing my strength and improving my lifting technique with you!

  • I used to use the back machine for back and laying on your side can do deep side bends. The pads on his machine need to be flatter. Excellent machine

  • How about a video where you explain warm up movements prior to lifting. I hurt my delt and haven’t been able to squat or deadlift for a week now.

  • I haven’t seen a Hyper-extension fixture in the gym for a long time (too scary/sissy for most folks)….love dat Jeff always gives options/alternatives.
    He gives and gives and then he gives some more. He’s a giver….
    Luv ya bro. Thanks.

  • I’m glad I saw this video. It confirms what I feel when I do Sumo vs conventional I feel so much stronger and I really do feel my glutes and hamstrings working in sumo vs conventional deadlift but I do conventional deadlift always have to worry about my lower back

  • One day in the future the question of people being forced to confess their weaknesses on a job interview will be eradicated.
    We will see law firms advertising on TV, telling all job applicants who felt they were unfairly victimized by employers and job recruiters who pressured them to admit and itemize all their weaknesses as part of being interviewed for a job and that such private, personal information may have been recorded in a secret database and shared with third parties without your knowledge or consent.

    The law firms will state that your rights to privacy were violated by employers who demanded to know what your character flaws and personality defects were like before they would even consider you for a job.
    The law firms will say in their TV commercials that your admittance to any number of weaknesses automatically and unfairly denied you from being considered for employment, although the employers never told you that beforehand but should have.

    The law firms will ask in their TV commercials if you have been psychologically scarred by being forced to confess your weaknesses and that this is a sensitive matter that should only be shared with your priest if you are religious.

    The law firms will tell you that you were, in effect, blacklisted from being employed as a direct result of the unfair tactics employers used in their efforts to extract confidential information from you regarding weaknesses and that as a result of that, you may have unfairly went for long periods of being unemployed.
    The law firms in their TV ads will ask you if you were aware of the possibility employers already possessed a list of various weaknesses that would automatically rule out anyone from being employed by them and yet they failed to disclose this fact to potential job candidates as they nervously confessed their flaws & failings to job interviewers grilling them for dirt about themselves and skeletons in their closets.

    Americans are falling into a trap of Big Brother totalitarian abuse whenever they submit themselves to these kinds of Gestapo techniques of intimidation & manipulation. Unless we do something to stop this erosion of our rights to privacy, freedom of thought and expression, the Statue of Liberty might just as well be without her torch that upheld those principals.

  • Namaste

    Our weakness also must appear in the eyes of the interviewer as a strength because people will hire us for our strengths, not our weaknesses.

    One example: I am very specific about process compliance and avoid any shortcuts.

    This leads to taking more time in some cases where people want quick action.

    Thanks.

  • Human Resources people should avoid and reject the weakness question in the hiring process, it only drives to dishonest relationships and reflects 100% bad blood from both the recruiter and the employer.

  • I seriously agree with the deadlifts. I had disc pain for 6 months which was somehow lowered through physio but It fully vanished after doing deadlifts. I even gained a little height after posture improvements

  • BS. You just twist the sentence to appease the pain in the butt hiring people. HR people are the most hated dept’s in any company.

  • “My weakness is that in situations when there’s a deadline i tend to want things done quickly and efficiently” that sounds a lot like a strength in disguise

  • My greatest weakness since my childhood is I was a little introvert, I was afraid to talk to people or speaking on stage but since last three years I am working hard to overcome my weakness. In order to do so I joined some college clubs and whenever I got the chance to be ask some question from the person on stage I just force myself and I ask, that have given me a lot of confidence. Also, I gave some seminars also on stage during college to overcome my stage fear + in order to be more with people, currently I am reading a book, How to win friends and influence people, and the techniques mentioned in it really helps me a lot. Even, I am planning to join Toast Masters International, to overcome my stage fear.

  • Thanks for the info sir..please make an exclusive video about warmups (as u did for benching..3 exercises, 20-25 reps, 4 sets) to prime the main movers and also the accessory exercises for SUMO….
    Love and respect from India

  • Hi, I’ve never seen a hyper-extension machine like yours. Looks fantastic, lots of pelvic support. My gym has and old one, not bio friendly. Do you still recommend using it? Thumbs up on your videos. Wish I had them 35 yrs ago

  • ive been waching your videos and I think they are very insiteful.. I’m thinking of a career change from customer service to maid service what tips or advice can you give me?

  • Fantastic info and cues I have implemented so many of your tips and techniques in my own training and then apply them to my clients! Thank you very much for the great videos, I enjoyed your Sumo DL presentation at SWIS and the bench press seminar at the last one! Hopefully I can see you are at the next one!! Be well and thank you again for all your help.

  • My last interview I was asked what my weaknesses were. I looked at him and told him, “the best way to know my weaknesses would be to contact a former supervisor”. (As far as I am concerned, they are the best ones to ask that lame question.) BTW, the guy interviewing me laughed when I told him that. And he even offered me the job!

  • My weakness is women called Jane and sometimes Alison, please tell me that you have a Jane or at least an Alison working here,I can start tomorrow if you want, which office do they work at?

  • Don’t know why but I just cannot donit this way. I just keep my back straight, bend over and stand up with bar while keeping knees slightly bent. I have no clue how people can do a proper deadlift and the Summo deadlift just seems to serve the same purpose as a front squat

  • My weakness is doing extra miles with the customer and i am very supportive to the customer which sometime my bosses feel that i am slow in the process of work but am reading about improve my speed skill which can the process more faster

  • I’m going with “In the past I have given too much responsibility to junior staff. In one example they were overloaded with work, and did not get the job done right. I have worked to resolve this issue by making myself more available to my team, and letting them know they can feel comfortable approaching me about things they are not confident in doing.”

    Even though I am not applying for a management role, I think I’m using this.

  • Learnt a lot from your articles and videos Matt, thank you for the good content. One thing i haven’t found enough information on from anyone is buttwink when squatting, slightly above parallel, causing pain mainly in the right side of my pelvis, making transfering force through my body when squatting almost impossible. Any experience with anything like that, maybe some advice?
    Thank you

  • Perfectionist is not a positive thing:) it means you can not finish what you have started:) so i would say it is kind of a weakness:)

  • Okay, the first one about being shy/introvert is contradictory because that is exactly a personality characteristic. An introvert will always be an introvert, as it is one of the Big Five traits. True, shyness is a bit more malleable but also not the best answer. I would focus on a specific pattern of behavior you have observed in yourself, as behaviors can be changed more easily than personality traits. So, instead of shy/introverted, say, “It usually takes some time for me to relax around people I have just met, especially when there is a large group of people I hardly know.” (FYI, introverts are not necessarily bad at behaving in an extroverted way, but they require more energy to do so and ‘recharge’ by being alone. There are also considerable strengths that introverts have, such as being able to have deeper more meaningful conversations in one-on-one settings.)

  • I love that it said “Deadbuts’!!! I know my butt would be dead after all that! <3 Love the workout vids, you inspire me to do MORE. I'm 52 years old and have been lifting/Crossfitting/working out (seriously) since October 2018. I'm up to a 245# 1RM Deadlift, 255# 1RM Back Squat/185# 1RM Front Squat, and a 125# 1RM on a Bench Press (bench needs some work lol). Your videos have helped me with form and technique so much! Thank you!

  • just a recent interview, I answered it by the things that I need to work on, that I personally know that is my weakness and some are the wrong perception to me by other people like, like challenging status-quo, being competitive.

  • I can watch vedos your Skills very Grateful Sir I’m indain
    I’m watching the vedos your
    You can given all vedos confidence thanks you

  • I was taught in business school to skip this question, and say ‘it’s a silly question, I’m here to talk about my skill set and how it pertains to the job, I’m going to skip it.

  • My weakness is I am used to taking on too much work at the same time because I was always used to doing things on my own, and also to keep everyone else happy.
    This put alot of stress on me and I was starting to bite off more than I can chew.
    So I decided to make a list and separate what tasks need to be done by me only, and what tasks to delegate to others persons who are suitable to handle those tasks.
    It’s still a work in progress.

  • I usually just patch things up by saying my weakness is I can get a little scatterbrained because I’m usually handling many tasks at the same time. I always follow it with a solution, such as “-which is why I’m always keeping meticulous notes and constantly updating my agendas; it keeps me on top of things.”

  • Chad, hopefully you can take some time and answer a question for me. When it comes to adaptive resistance, I’m running one of your sample programs from one of your books and I will be finishing my fourth month of repeating the same strength block while adjusting my “max” each block from my 3rm numbers. If my squat keep going up 20lbs and deadlifts 30-40lbs each block would you recommend repeating the strength block until the results stop? Also based on the classification charts I would fall into a upper intermediate lifter.

  • Why do you not keep a neutral spine on the deadlift? You said to keep your eyes looking straight ahead. Can’t you tweak your neck doing this? I’ve heard so many different things

  • Any advice for foot direction? I see that the chap in the video has his hips rotated out wide while his feet face forward. The opposite I suppose of someone with “knock knees” who when they squat face their feet outwards but their hips are facing straight and thereby place stress on their inner side of their knees. This sometimes forces the knees to buckle inwards once the weights get heavy. Generally with squatting the idea is always to make the hips rotate outwards sufficiently to allow the knee to bend in line with the toes. Surely the same would apply to a sumo? With the technique I see in this video it looks to me like the stress will be placed on the a outer knee ligaments. You are pushing out but your feet are facing forward.

  • I’ve always thought neck and spine should be neutral on Conventional DL. On the Sumo DL should the hips and knee be aligned or should the hip be slightly higher than the knee?

  • don’t make it about your personality..

    example:
    1. being an introvert and being shy

    those are both personality traits.
    spot on example.

  • Meg u are super and praying you go far in life, hoping one day I will get a gym like your own (home) love you from Ghana ����❤️ wishing to have your form ��

  • That’s amazing video. I’ve been doing conventional and got to 4 plates but never done sumo. I think is about to time to give a try. Question is how to know when I have correct balance? If I do 4 plates on conventional so now it’s better to work on sumo to reach 4 plates? Or I should sumo even more then conventional? Thanks!

  • What is my weakness? Well If you want to call it that way… In your language that i cant take stupid people asking the wrong question while they think they are super smart and probably think im too incompetent to decide what job im capable and what not.

    Ah and now you know my second weakness If you call it that way: when im convinced im the smartest person in the room right now, i will probably keep beeing this for my entire stay in this company which is officially over exactly by now.

  • Try and maintain a neutral spine on a heavy deadlift with your head jammed back like that. Also you aren’t going to lockout a heavy weight with your head in that position

  • There’s a lot of people on here disagreeing with Matt and I’m 99% sure none of them have pulled what he has or coached lifters as successfully as he has

  • Thanks for the tips Meg! As a newbie to weightlifting, your videos always inspire me to try different things. I always notice your eye makeup! I would lovvvve to know what glitter or shadow you’re using at the beginning of the video! Either way, thanks for the videos!

  • Great stuff as always, Matt. Thanks for the effort behind these, I know it takes a LOT of time AND money, not to mention the decades of knowledge leading up to this point. MUCH Respect!

  • You want to push through your mid foot, not the heels. That is why you line the barbell up at the middle of your foot. I guess everyone does it different.

  • Sumo is so much easier i feel like I’m cheating. Progressing into heavier weights when doing sumo came quickly. The range of motion is shorter so you’re not lifting it nearly as far.

  • While I can appreciate the pointers given in this video, I do think this particular question is antiquated and a little unfair to be honest. Is the interviewer going to disclose their weaknesses?? As an interviewee, I’m there to see if it is a good fit for me as well, so they should be willing to lay their cards on the table if they expect that of me.

  • I got asked this the other day on my 1st interview in 30 yrs.. I hesitated and said assertiveness and it definitely raised a red flag… the interviewer said his was typing…
    “I’m like wtf… I could of said bowling” in my head…..
    I think i pulled out of the red zone with further explaination. It felt like driving fast into a speed trap and getting caught.

  • I hurt my back several times while doing convy and stopped doing it altogether. I overcame them social media warriors and switched to sumo and man I could pull 315 for reps while my 1RM squat was 315. Now if I try convy, it’s pretty close to my sumo.

  • On my last interview I said that I am a very curious person in many fields but so far I have been jack of all trades but master of none. Therefore I have wanted to specialize in the field and improve more.

  • I have always tried keeping a straight back while doing the back extension (the whole exercise). But i see that Jeff is actually rounding his back the way down and then afterwards he extends his back the way up. So i guess I am doing this exercise wrong?

  • Hey, @Athlean-X I’ve written many times, thru the correct chanel thru the Athlean Xero program with no response. I bought the Athlean Xero program 1 week ago a lot of the workout are too advance for me to perform. There’s no alternate beginner workouts shown in the videos for the program. Is there anyone that can help?

  • 1. Just finding your channel, gotta say, I’m so freaking happy to have strong women for the next gen to look up to.

    2. YOUR SHOULDER MOBILITY!!! I definitely need to get a PVC pipe now.

    3. I noticed a Filipino flag in the background… ��

  • my problem is that I could not ask for the help for myself and not very impressive in mass
    however I can handle individual conversation better

  • @Danlok please help me… There are 4 different thoughts running in my mind which all are useful to my future.Iam confused to select one for now…

  • when somebody asks me what my weaknesses are in an interview I’ve always replied with “I try not to dwell on the things that I am not great at because there is always going to be someone better at somethings than I am (for example,I’m tone deaf but really wanted to learn to play the guitar. While I tried for several years with lessons and picked up a few basics I’m never going to be as good with a guitar as Jimi Hendrix, I still tried.) What I prefer to focus on are my strengths such as my ability to start and hold a conversation with anyone on a wide variety of topics.

  • Linda, thanks…You’re not only beautiful but also a great advisor and someone who obviously has knowledge and is caring enough to impart it to us.

    Thanks again

  • This is exactly NOT what to say.

    First of all, If the interviewer comes up with that question he clearly didn’t prepare and you should reconsider this business relationship.

    This being said, assuming the interviewer is just lazy when in fact he wants to know if you have the skills required for the job, you should look at what is required for that job and see if you lack strength in any of these skills.

    Nobody wants to know if you are shy, introverted or have adhd.

  • My weakness is I am an introvert. I don’t socialize with people that much. But recently I have been trying to improve me. I have been started to read books on self development.

  • My weakness is laughing openly and outloud, like right now, at terrible interviewers that ask these tired, stock question that waste both our time because I am just going to tell you what you want to hear.

  • I say that most successful people focus on their strengths, not their weaknesses. That way I always deal with things from a position of strength and knowledge and not insecurity about my perceived weaknesses. I also don’t use the term weakness when dealing with my employees as it causes a psychological impact on a potentially awesome employee. Build people up, not down.

  • There was a mistake in the video: introversion is a major personality trait and not a skillset. The advise to not focus on personality trait and the example that was given do not match.

  • Hi Linda, when I was applying for my first job back in 2018 it was because of your videos why I got hired. I have a job interview tomorrow and I am rewatching your videos! Thank you so much for all that you do!

  • My favourite answer to this mind numbingly boring question is “well, I am rather partial to dark chocolate Hobnobs…..”. Problem is everybody takes themselves so fanned seriously! The interviewer, if any good, will have read your CV and decided it you are a good fit within the first twenty seconds!