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Video for Gymchat 246 – The Pursuit of a HUGE Deadlift (Craig Bongelli)
Written By Scott Bird

Thanks again to everyone who watched and joined in the discussion Gymchat 246 – The Pursuit of a HUGE Deadlift [with Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett, Strength Coach Frank DiMeo and Strength Coach Nassim Jebran] – much appreciated. If you haven’t seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here’s the entire video.


It was a fantastic discussion. Josh and Craig discussed Craig’s fitness background, the definition and common variations of the deadlift, target weights for both intermediate and professional lifters, use of deadlift variations in a programme, carryover from hex bar deadlift, determining deadlift goals, is someone’s max deadlift weight tied to their bodyweight, common deadlift weaknesses & imbalances – and how to fix them, the mental side of deadlifting, assistance exercises for the deadlift, partial reps, speed work for the deadlift, use of accommodating resistance (particularly bands & chains), 1RM testing, wearing a belt during the deadlift, rack pulls vs deadlifting from blocks; and a whole lot more. If you’re ready to Pull Some Huge Numbers, make sure you watch this one.

Resources

If you’re ready to work with Craig directly, or just to find out more of his thoughts on getting seriously strong, you’ll find him at :

Nice one.


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