Weightlifting & Exercise/DL assist


Dear Nilo,
I'm an experienced lifter that is trying to improve my PL totals. I'm particularly concerned about improving my pull on the Dead Lift. With regard to assistance work for this one lift, when would recommend I do my assistance exercises?
Thanks for your generous time and expertise.

Your assistance work should be done after you've finished with your prime lifts or on a day you would say is your "light" day. For any serious PLer I would suggest reading anything by Louis Simmons of Westside Barbell Club. He is the MAN when it comes to Powerlifting.

God bless

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Questions I can answer: Use of the Olympic lifts in sports specific training. Use of resistance training in sports specific, fat loss, body composition improvement. Motor pattern corrections via proprioception improvements. Fundamental uses of free weights, medicine balls,stability balls, etc.


I have been a personal trainer in Orange County, CA since 1983. I have trained numerous athletes at all levels including Gold Medalists, World Champions, and NCAA All Americans.

National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. since 1999, United States America Weightlifting


NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW Sports Performance Coach I have been certified since 1995 (1995-1998 with NASM)

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Saddleback College 1979 Dean's List

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Steve Hegg (Gold Medalist 1984 Olympics Match Sprint Cycling), Kirk McCaskill (Major League Baseball), Rudy Dvorak (AVP NCAA All American), Scott Friedrichsen (AVP NCAA All American), Charlie Clark (US Triathlon 1985 TX State Champion)

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