Richard Hawthorne on Deadlifting
Until I saw this video I had no idea who Richard Hawthorne was. Now I’m happy to know. Pound-for-pound he’s obviously one of the strongest men out there, deadlifting nearly 5x his bodyweight.
Here’s the video:
And yes, while it’s got “iPhone portrait” going on, I think that’s fine given the vertical nature of the subject matter.
What struck me the most from this? The lock out. That it’s not a hinge, it’s a thrust. That’s interesting. I stood up and tried it. Lacking a bar and weights I can’t get a full feel of it, but there’s certainly a big mechanical difference. I think I shall experiment with it.