THIS COLUMN PROVIDES A THOROUGH DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR A DEFICIT DEADLIFT. THIS EXERCISE IS AN ADVANCED VARIATION OF THE STANDARD DEADLIFT AND IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE STRENGTH WITHIN THE LOWER-BODY MUSCULATURE. INCORPORATION OF THE DEFICIT DEADLIFT MAY BENEFIT THOSE REQUIRING EXPLOSIVE POWER, SPRINTING, OR JUMPING. FOR A VIDEO ABSTRACT OF THIS ARTICLE, SEE SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A246.
1Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia;
2Department of Physical Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia; and
3Department of Psychology, University of Nevada—Reno, Reno, Nevada
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COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Sarah N. Lanhamis an undergraduate in the Exercise Science program at Georgia Southern University.
James J. Cooperis an undergraduate in the Exercise Science program at Georgia Southern University.
Peter Chrysosferidisis a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Brenau University.
Brian Szekelyis a PhD student in the Department of Psychology's Integrative Neuroscience Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Emily Langfordis a graduate student in Exercise Science at Georgia Southern University.
Ronald L. Snarris an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology and Co-Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Georgia Southern University.