The Wolf with a few words on just getting it done.
STOP F*%KING AROUND
An important but rarely discussed aspect of technique is the idea to spend as much time as you need setting up and preparing for the lift *but not a second longer.* We see this in the squat and press when lifters unrack the bar and just stand there fiddling or wiggling around for 10, 15, even 20 seconds. All this does is make you both fatigued from holding the weight and prone to paralysis by analysis sitting there thinking of the 147 cues you memorized about how to do the lift correctly.
I see it a lot in the deadlift where the lifter puts her hands on the bar and then stays down there, not lifting it, for a loooong time. Not only is that not a resting position but again, you kill your self with over-analysis and then the lift actually ends up worse and the key cues not implemented.
Notice how I take each step deliberately and purposefully but don’t linger, ESPECIALLY after setting my stance in the right place in step 1. There’s about five seconds between first getting my grip on the bar and initiating the pull, no longer than needed to do all the steps in between correctly. Instead of thinking of 800 cues, I have my two key cues in mind (for me these are “big full squeeze” and “push the floor away”), and then I go. No fuss, no muss, and no extra mental OR physical energy expended doing something other than lifting the weight.
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