powerlifter deadliting




Dr. Nate, PT deadlifting 617 lbs in 2018 USAPL competition.

Dr. Nate Kadlecek, PT

Total SBD: 1377.9

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Rehab for powerlifting does not need to be complicated.

We Lift, we compete, and we know how to help you.

Dr. Nate, PT is a powerlifter who has rehabbed himself from several injuries as well as dozens of other powerlifters, bodybuilders, and Olympic weightlifters.

If you’re having low back, shoulder, hip, knee, or any other issue that’s preventing you from hitting the numbers you want in your squat, bench, or deadlift, we can help.

We take the approach of graded exposure, aka, progressive overload. In addition to this, we find specific, often single leg and arm movements that will be beneficial to strengthen and correct any unilateral strength deficits that may be present.

The most important factors when rehabbing an injury and trying to get back under the bar at your competition weight are these:

  • Adjust your training volume
  • Adjust your training intensity
  • Adjust your range of motion
  • Change the tempo or speed of each rep
  • widen or narrow your stance and/or grip

I wrote another article that goes more into depth on these above suggestions. You can read it by clicking or tapping this link.

Bench Press Rehab

The most common pain and injury that occurs with bench pressing is shoulder, wrist, and elbow pain. Pain has many causes that usually all are happening at the same time. Sometimes, pain in the shoulder after pressing can be related to too much load too soon, lack of sleep, or, a combination of both.

The most important thing I try to teach my powerlifting clients is to focus on increasing their lifting volume and intensity steadily, over time.

Squat and Deadlift Rehab

The most common pain and injury that occurs with squatting and deadlifting is knee pain, hip pain, and low back pain. Occasionally i’ll have a client who is experiencing shoulder pain due to a lack of external rotation while transitioning to low bar squatting.

The same strategy used with rehabbing from pain and injury with the bench press applies to the squat and deadlift. Assess volume and intensity, find a tolerable amount of load and frequency, and then steadily progress over time.

If you’re having back pain after deadlifting I think you’ll enjoy this article I wrote about what’s causing it and how to improve it. 

If you’re a powerlifter and you’re struggling to get back under the bar, we can help you.

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