Overcoming Sticking Points


Sticking point in the first portion of the lift (floor to below knees):

Weak Muscle: Quadriceps

Could also be: tight psoas

Sticking point around the knees:

Weak Muscle: Lower back muscles

Sticking point in the last portion of the pull (from mid-thigh to lockout):

Weak Muscles: Glutes & Hamstrings

Acceleration Exercises:

    Speed Deadlifts

    Deadlifts with Chains/Bands

Working on Weak Muscles:

Quadriceps -

    Front Squats

    High Bar Squats

    Hack Squats

    Barbell Lunges

    Hip Belt Squat

Lower Back Muscles

    Good Mornings

    Glute Ham Raise

    [Back Extensions](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh45myksaEs&feature=player_detailpage#t=27

Glutes -

    Front Squats

    High Bar Squats

    Glute Bridges

Hamstrings -

    Romanian Deadlifts

    Good Mornings

    Snatch Grip Deadlifts

    Reverse Hyperextensions

Strengthen the Zone

Deficit Deadlifts

Rack Pulls

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