Is your lockout holding you back from breaking deadlift PRs? If the bar flies off the floor and slows down the further you get to lock out, JL Holdsworth is here to help. Many lifters will reach a sticking point around their knees and then hyperextend their backs in an attempt to finish the lift. Not only does this increase risk of injury in the erectors, but it also puts the legs and hips in a disadvantageous position, often bending the knees and resulting in a no-lift.

To counteract this and develop a bullet-proof lockout, you must learn to use your primary hip extensors, the glutes, in the upper part of the movement. In this issue of Holdsworth's Friday video technique, he explains how to develop posterior pelvic tilt in order to properly activate the glutes and pull through for a stronger, more efficient deadlift.

Holdsworth covers how to:

1. Understand anterior/posterior pelvic tilt for a powerlifter

2. Evaluate pelvic tilt in an athlete

3. Properly use rack pulls

4. Engage the glutes and abs

5. Bring the glutes through to finish the lift

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