Eddie’s Tips For A Better Deadlift

The key to making progress on your deadlift is maintaining constant form throughout the beginning to the end of the movement. Better form is what will help you be able to lift more.personal-trainer-monmouth-county

1) Your foot stance is either hip width or slightly outside your hips

2) Get a grip on the bar wide enough so that your hips are slightly higher that your knees while your arms remain straight. Keep your back flat and at a 45 degree angle

3) Head always remains in a neutral position so you don’t put pressure on the neck

Olympic and Powerlift Workshop

We held our first Olympic and Powerlift workshop this past Saturday 2/1 to teach participants the principles and proper form and technique for the Deadlift and the Clean & Jerk. This is one of many workshops we will be holding to help you master new moves and learn how to incorporate them into your daily training routing.

Eddie Albert, owner of Ultimate Fit Zone and Ultimate Fitness Training Center ( a 24 hour gym just a few doors down in the same shopping plaza) and Chris Marzarella co-hosted the workshops that attracted men,  women and even teens.

Eddie is a fitness expert with 25 years experience in personal training.  He is an avid CrossFit athlete and a former body builder.  Chris is a long time body builder, competing for the National Physique Committee, and is preparing for his first Strongman competition.

To get alerts of our upcoming workshops, use the form below the pictures to get on our email list.  Workshops are one hour and cost $15.00.

Olympic and Powerlift Class – Deadlift and Clean & Jerk

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King of All Lifts – The Deadlift

The CrossTrain crew at UFZ perfects the deadlift exercise in between a series of sprints

The CrossTrain crew at UFZ perfects the deadlift exercise in between a series of sprints

The deadlift is commonly called the King of All Lifts and that’s because it works an unprecedented amount of muscle groups in your upper and lower body and those in between.  Unfortunately, not many people incorporate this highly beneficial movement into their workout routine.  Most have either never been taught how to perform a deadlift, or they have performed it wrong in the past which resulted in injury.

The deadlift is an important move to master, not only for the sake of building muscle mass, but also for every day function as well.  If you’ve ever tried lifting something heavy off of the ground and hurt your back before, you’ll know how important it is to to strengthen the muscles in your arms, legs, abs and back.  Not only can the deadlift be an impressive tool in your fitness routine, it can also help prepare you for heavy lifting in every day life.

The deadlift works a variety of muscle groups from head to toe including:

  • Spine
  • Forearm
  • Gluteus Maximus (Butt)
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Hamstrings
  • Trap muscles (middle and upper)
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Abs
  • Obliques

Many people feel that the deadlift is a dangerous move that can result in injury.  Truth be told, we feel more injuries could be avoided if people would add the deadlift into their fitness routine.  Using excessive weight and improper form during this exercise can certainly result in injury, same as any other exercise.  That’s why at Ultimate Fit Zone we keep our group training sessions small, so we can give individual attention to everyone.  Mastering the deadlift will not only help you gain strength in your upper and lower body as well as muscle, it will also help you perform every day activities with greater ease.

For more information about group training and boot camp training at Ultimate Fit Zone in Ocean NJ, call 908-338-1175.