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Watch this strength coach deadlift 500lbs without shoes!

Tyler Spraul is the director of UX and the head trainer for He has his Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medicine and is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a former All-American soccer player and still coaches soccer today. In his free time, he enjoys reading, learning, and living the dad life. He has been featured in Shape, Healthline, HuffPost, Women's...

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UPDATED: Aug 25, 2020

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Wait, deadlift 500lbs without shoes? You better believe it!

Tony Gentilcore is one of the top strength coaches in the world and a master of the deadlift. According to Tony, he chooses to deadlift without shoes for two reasons.

First, most people wear shoes that have a high heel lift, and that increases the range of motion to pull the bar. Getting out of your shoes puts you closer to the floor! Second, it engages the hamstrings and glutes more — which is very important for the deadlift.

Watch Tony deadlift 500 lbs. three times without shoes!

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