This is a video from Elliot Hulse. He is an expert in deadlifts and his own gym (Elliott Hulse’s Strength Camp) in Florita is very successful. I learned a lot from his videos. His speaking style is clear, concise, to the point. I wouldn’t mind if he cursed less though…
The progression of deadlifts mentioned in this video is:
- Underhand Sumo Deadlift off of blocks: it puts you in a mechanical advantage, and thus is the best for beginners.
- Overhand Sumo Deadlift: similar as number one, less thoracic extension required compared to traditional deadlifts.
- Conventional Deadlift: now you have the necessary core strength, you can put the center of gravity slightly forward in order to perform a conventional deadlift.
- Depth Deadlift: even harder because the bar path is longer! Congrats! You’ve reached pro level! LOL
I highly recommend squat and deadlift instruction videos by Elliot. He also posts many videos of him teaching corrective deadlifts. You can see his students practice with a dowel to ensure 3-point contact. I cannot stress enough the importance of correct form!
[Reference] The Official Deadlift Checklist by ATHLEAN-X™ .