How You Load the Bar Matters

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Whether it’s out of sloppiness, because you’re sharing a bar with someone who is lifting less than you, or due to the lack of collars, if your plates are creeping toward the end of the barbell, you are causing yourself a more difficult lift. This is because the heavier the weight gets toward the ends of the barbell, the more the barbell bends, and therefore, the longer it takes for you to pull it off the floor. 

Let’s take a look at what happens when your loading gets sloppy and what you can do to avoid what feels like the longest deadlift pull in the world. And if you have heavy plates all the way to the end of the barbell because of the massive weight you’re lifting, we have a tip for that too!

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