FMS Unplugged: Squat vs. Deadlift: Which Should You Choose? - Episode 9
Written by Gray Cook FMS
In Episode 9 of FMS Unplugged, Gray Cook describes the efficiency of movement in both the squat and deadlift using the analogy of a coiled spring. The coiled spring represents the loading of the body through movement, where efficient positioning drives the power required for lifting.
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- Deadlift favored over squat when evaluating risk vs. reward for most people.
- Tip: Don't overcoach the deadlift.
- Clear the ASLR and Toe Touch before progressing to loaded deadlift.
- Criteria to look for in a clean deadlift
- Using RNT to pattern the deadlift in reverse
- How the deadlift is the foundation of many athletic and fitness movements
Want to Learn More?
Check out Secrets of Core Training the Backside. Gray Cook and Brett Jones review screening and assessment techniques for the core and discuss how dysfunctions can affect the entire body. Discover how to successfully incorporate deadlifting into fitness/strength training while introducing movement prep techniques to prime individuals to deadlift. If you are an active certified member, this content is included in your membership. If your membership is not active, follow the link to the online store to purchase this course.
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Posted by Gray Cook
edison 6/4/2015 1:57:59 PM
Thank you Gray you saved my life!
edison 6/4/2015 1:57:52 PM
because of you i can play again professional soccer in germany now thank you
Daniel Waldman 6/12/2015 2:49:49 PM
Excellent explanation Gray.
MastersCFer 6/19/2015 12:35:28 PM
Would you say the risk reward is still in favor of the deadlift for someone with a lumbar spondylolisthesis?
MastersCFer 6/12/2015 2:49:21 PM
Would you say the risk reward is tilted in favor of the deadlift for someone with a stable lumbar spondylolisthesis given the shear stresses, or would you favor the squat in that case? Or is the sumo deadlift a better option?
Nick B 6/11/2015 3:18:36 PM
Thanks Gray. Always been an average deadlifter. Went straight to the garage and tried the band reverse deadlift. Worked instantly. Much smoother motion
FMS Support 6/15/2015 2:46:40 PM
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MastersCFer 6/19/2015 12:29:59 PM
Cory Feldman 8/10/2015 4:45:01 PM
Honestly, between the two, I opt for the deadlift. Squats have been a weak point, but as my deadlifts grow, so does my squat.
Chris Hintz 9/8/2015 3:29:50 PM
Fellow FMS'ers I'm new to this Cert. and I recently starting using the FMS 360. One of the common foam roll exercises I'm seeing is performed on the Lats. You lay on the ground and roll the Lats. on your side. Great for me not for my older clients although. Just wondering if any one has a comparable exercise to this one that does not involve using the floor.
Becky 9/21/2015 3:10:41 PM
Chris I have the same problem with my older clients. They are unable to get in position for rolling the lats or the quads. I've tried the foam roller on the wall for lats, but it is awkward. Any ideas?
Kyle Barrow 9/21/2015 3:09:25 PM