The most important part of movement for success on the lift,
is that down and finish.
We want this to become home base.
Like I want to be comfortable here, I want to know this position, I want to feel
this position, this is a position I always want to get to no matter
where I start, I want to drill it over and over again
so when we do start to pull from the floor, we get that bar right back in there
up against the hip, vertical to ourselves.
So a lot of weightlifting coaches like
myself, I like 4-6 weeks, I've seen Coach Burgener be more like
2 months, some of the old Soviet
sports schools, some of the literature from there says
6 months to a year before they allowed athletes to pull off of the floor
because this is the most important part of the lift. Get your athletes good at
generating speed, momentum, elevation on the barbell
here, get them competent here at pulling
under and receiving, and then add pulling from the floor because
when you start adding pulling from the floor,
a lot of chances to make mistakes before you get to the most important part of the lift.
So all those faults on the deadlift, going around my knees,
shooting my hips up, getting pulled forward on my toes,
having the bar out away from the frontal plane
and the legs, bending my elbows early,
rounding the backall of that can happen
before you even get to the most important part so
for the beginner in particular,
right here, you start them from here, we do these drills,
we snatch from here, then after a time we start
to progress down to the floor.