Going straight into heavy compounds like deadlifts without a proper warm-up is like being woken up with a bucket of cold water thrown at you! Doing simple muscle activation drills prior to doing deadlifts helps prepare these specific tissues for the more demanding movement that follows. Here are several warm-up movements you can do on deadlift days to fire up the posterior chain and glutes!

  • Bridge with resisted shoulder extension; 2 sets of 10
  • Prone hip extension; 2 sets of 8
  • Lateral deadlift with overhead raise; 2 sets of 10