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The Role of the Lats in the Deadlift

The lats are important for stabilizing the shoulder girdle. When deadlifting, you want to keep the bar as close to you as possible. If the bar travels forward, you will tax the lower back much more. To do this, you need to create torque with your lats. In this video, Alex gives you tips on how to contract the lats for the deadlift.

Alex Babin

Written by Alex Babin

Competitive powerlifter, amateur strongman competitor, powerlifting coach and strength sports avid supporter and enthusiast, Alex Babin has been involved in the strength and conditioning field for 14 years. He owns and runs the #bestgaragegyminthecit…