Basic Strength Training Template Part 3

Hi all,

In the last of the basic strength template series, I will go over a deadlift based routine .

Form here is very for a proper deadlift important. Here is your checklist:

A . Bow from waist with chest and head up (please don't look down!)

B . Legs are slightly bent but you are not in a squat position ....think athletic stance

C . As you pull weight up, head and chest remain up. Pull up to a full stand and then "throw your hips forward" a thrust.

Warmup for 10 reps and then pick a weight that is about 5 on a scale of 1-10. 10 being very heavy for your next warmup. Do 5 reps.

Workout weight will be a weight you can handle for 5 reps for 4 sets. This should be about a 7 on your toughness scale.

If you have been deadlifting and have a max lift of more than twice your body wt., then do 3 sets of 3 with 70% of max.

Less than twice your bodywt.,then stick with 4x5.

Exercise #2 - Either good mornings or RDL's. for 3x8-10.

Exercise #3 -Either single leg elevated on bench and other leg on low box with shoes off. Take a DB and place it in hand of leg that is on the bench. Squat as low as possible. This exercise will hit your glutes and hammies. Or any lunge variation. 3 x8-10

Exercise #4 - Either ball curls with Swiss ball, kettlebell swings or glute/ham raises. 3 x10-12

Core - MB slams.Bring Med. ball over head.raise up on toes and then slam weighted ball into ground by a hard throw. 3x10. If you can get a non-bouncing Med. ball even better.

As you can see this is strictly a strength program. I did not include warm up prep or power work.

Good Luck and have fun

Coach Ford CSCS

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