Comparing EMG, force and power between hex bar and barbell deadlifting

The deadlift is a traditional barbell exercise that’s known for getting people strong. No other free weight barbell exercise allows one to handle more weight than the deadlift. The lift starts from the bottom, eliminating any pre-stretching of a muscle from an eccentric action that would assist with lifting the weight via the stretch-shortening cycle. …

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Deadlift Training Improves Vertical Jump

Time is limited in the weight room. We’re often limited to 1 – 3 sessions per week with our athletes at about one hour per session. It is vitally important that we are very economical with this time in terms of exercise selection and prescription. We want to utilize exercises that will have the biggest …

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