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What Do Lifters Mean When They Say Create “Long Arms” In the Deadlift?

An awesome, and sometimes misunderstood cue in the deadlift, is to create long arms. In theory, it seems like a simple cue, right? It’s just means make sure the arms are straight and make them “long” compared to what their length is compared to when there’s any form of flexion at the elbow. Well, yes and no. 

The act of creating “long arms” is pretty easy to understand and it’s common knowledge to avoid pulling weight with bent arms, but how you actually sequence and express this cue when deadlifting is where the confusion can come in. 

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