Mid Thigh Isometric Hold – Deadlift

HOW: Start by setting up a barbell underneath the J hooks or spotter arms within the squat rack. The arms should be placed at your mid thigh height. Find your “power stance” with your feet roughly shoulder width apart. Grip the bar slightly wider than your knees, keep some tension in your legs with your knees bent, squeeze your shoulder blades back, push into the ground with your feet and lift the bar up to your mid thigh hitting the spotter arms. Pull into the arms and hold that position for as long as prescribed.  FEEL: You should feel your lats, glutes, and lower body muscles working.  COMPENSATION: Make sure the height is set up to hold at your mid thigh. Don’t lean back as you hold the position, stay strong throughout your whole body.
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