Blog Post 3/31: Switching Things Up

By Elliot Coulombe Woznica

Published 3/31

Changing Form

As you may know by now, on Wednesdays, I deadlift. With that being said, this Wednesday was a little different in that I actually tweaked my deadlift form quite a bit. I wasn’t supposed to go super heavy, so below is a video of a light rep with my new form

Usually when you start to stall in powerlifting, you know one of 3 major things is going wrong.

  • Diet and recovery isn’t right
  • Training is too intense/fatigue is too high
  • Form needs to be tweaked

Now, I wouldn’t say that any of these things were playing a huge role in my slower progress recently. In fact, it would be an overstatement to say that my progress has, in fact, been slowed recently (hence no background). Recently, though, I just haven’t been able to shake the feeling that I could be a lot better. Enter: New deadlift form. This new stance is much wider than what I would typically do. This allows me to wedge my hips further into the bar, thus creating a more upright and quad-dominant position off of the ground. This was actually a small tweak (contrary to what I said in the beginning, I know), but I think it’s going to make a huge difference.


Along with a deadlift tweak, I also tweaked my squat a little this week. Take a look:

Again, this was a small tweak, but I started holding the bar with a much wider grip. This will hopefully allow me to create more manual tightness in my upper back, helping with my positioning throughout the rep.

I hope you could pull something from this, thanks for reading!

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