As a deadlift machine, there is a necessary precision to a correct setup if you are going to lift the heavy weights required for strength training. Precision, here, means a consistent setup and execution of the lift within a narrow range that will constitute “good form.” You can deadlift a light weight with poor form (just check YouTube for the evidence), but as the bar gets heavier and heavier, the range of tolerable form issues—those that may exist while still allowing you to complete the movement—narrows. All preparation must come during the setup, prior to the lift. A failure to prepare or to execute the lift in a manner that anticipates the abrupt loading of your system can lead to some common form errors.
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