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The YPSI Deadlift Manual – Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

With the release of „The YPSI Deadlift Manual“ here an overview over frequently asked questions about this ebook.

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Can I do the programs of the YPSI Deadlift Manual in my home gym?

Yes, depending on the equipment you have at home. What you need is:

  • – Power Rack
  • – Barbell and Plates
  • – Adjustable Bench
  • – Pulley
  • – 45° Backextension
  • – Any Legcurl machine
  • – Horizontal Backextension (optional)
  • – Dumbbells (optional)

Can I do programs of the YPSI Deadlift Manual in a regular public gym?

Yes, depending on the equipment the public gym has. What you need is:

  • – Power Rack
  • – Barbell and Plates
  • – Adjustable Bench
  • – Pulley
  • – 45° Backextension
  • – Any Legcurl machine
  • – Horizontal Backextension (optional)
  • – Dumbbells (optional)

Does this book contain any nutrition or supplement chapters or recommendations?

The whole YPSI Deadlift Manual is built around the deadlift including detailed information and training programs. Therefore this book does not contain any information on nutrition or supplements.

I don’t have access to a Horizontal Backextension, whats the alternative?

What you need is a flat bench, set the bench horizontally in front of a rack about the length of you lower leg between the rack and the bench. Place a barbell in the rack at a height slightly above the height of the bench. Add some plates to the bar. Optionally you can a the bar padding that some use to squat. Now put the front of your thigh on the flat bench and the achielley tendon on the back of your heel below the barbell. This way you can fix yourself in the exact same position as a Horizontal Backextension.

I don’t have access to Dumbbells, whats the alternative?

Just use plates instead. Plates work well for all options were you need dumbbells in the three 6 Phase Programs contained in this book.

I have back pain, can I still do the program?

If you have acute pain, do not deadlift or do any other exercise were you feel the pain. From a soft tissue perspective, pain is based on dysfunction in the relation of flexibility, mobility, stability and ability. That means, the main reason to get hurt is doing something that one isn’t prepared to do. To improve mobility and stability consult with a qualified personal trainer, fascial stretching expert, physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath or any other expert in these two areas. 

I have never done a deadlift before, is this program ideal for me?

Yes, the beginner part of this program is tailored to someone who has never deadlifted before. The program is built on a step by step approach to introduce deadlifts safely into the program.

Do I need a personal coach to do this program?

No, all three 6 Phase Programs contained in this book will provide a detailed prescription on how to read and do the programs and clips and videos of each exercise as well as benchmarks in the programming that guide one from one program to the other.

I don’t think my body type is ideal for deadlifts, can I still do the program?

Yes, all three 6 Phase Programs contained in this book are tailored to different body types, as well as a whole chapter on how to adjust setup and technique based on your body type.

I currently have a different training program that I will do for the next years, does it still make sense for me to order the book?

Yes, one reason to get this book is the information beyond the three 6 Phase Programs contained in this book. And of course, all programs will provide an educational component on how to program design for the deadlift and beyond.

What are the best shoes to use for deadlifting?

That is a good question and there is no general answer. There is three answers for three target groups. First, for competitive powerlifting it makes the most sense from a perspective of physics to use a shoe with a flat and very hard sole. The hard sole will enable optimal force transmission from the ground into the foot, hip and bar. A soft sole will do the reverse, try deadlifting in Nike Frees. The flat sole will allow to put more pressure on the heel and therefore recruit more fibers of the posterior chain the prime movers in the deadlift. Second, for the weightlifter or athlete I recommended weightlifting shoes to deadlift. The hard sole of a weightlifting shoe allows optimal force transmission and the slight elevation of the heels will enable greater quadriceps recruitment and leg drive starting from the bottom and maintain the angle of the spine until the bar passes the knees which is a key component of deadlifting for gen pop and athletes as explained in detail in „The YPSI Deadlift Manual“. Third, for a gen pop lifter who just likes to use the deadlift as a great exercise to built general strength and fitness, any shoe that allows a stable stance and no gliding of the foot in the shoe will fulfill the basic prerequisites of an ideal shoe for deadlifts.

You can order „The YPSI Deadlift Manual“ directly here

If you have any questions that are not cover here, sent us a message here or comment below

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