Learn to deadlift without pain.
If you’re on this page, reading this…
You've probably already heard that deadlifts are good for you.
And you’re right.
Clinical studies have shown that people who perform proper deadlifts:
But here's the catch.
(And this is something even highly paid coaches and trainers mess up.)
When trying to learn or coach the deadlift, most people focus on what's new. What's the NEWEST, BRIGHTEST, SHINIEST cue or drill.
It's not their fault.
In fact, it's logical.
We drop what works and replace it with something new - not because it's better, but simply because it's NEW.
This kind of thing happens all the time in the health and wellness communities:
Low fat diets were pushed as the best way to lose weight. Then low carb diets became all the craze.
Now we know there is no one-size-fits-all diet. You can find healthy, well-performing athletes thriving in almost every diet niche.
Crossfit was supposed to be the be-all-end-all of exercising. "Your workout is our warm-up", they'd say.
Now we know it's just another style of training. Your success still relies on your commitment and the quality of your coach.
Implementing a new trick without knowing its context is like playing Russian roulette with your results.
You don't know whether it'll help or hurt you because you don't have a solid grasp on how it fits into the bigger picture.
Let's say you plan to meet a friend at the mall. You live south of the mall. Your friend lives north of the mall.
What happens if you're both given exactly the same directions to the mall? One of you will never make it to the mall.
Now I know what you're thinking -- "Everyone's body is different, there's no mall -- there's no one proper way to deadlift."
Sure, everyone's proper deadlift technique will have visible differences.
But do you see any reputable deadlift coaches shouting "STAND ON YOUR TIPPY TOES " or "BEND YOUR ELBOWS"?
These Fundamental Alignments are a series of muscular actions and joint alignments that are the difference between sloppy, excessive movement... and fluid, efficient technique.
They are the difference between injury and bed rest…
And one of the only ways to guarantee you'll feel alive, powerful, and excited every time you train.
My name is Vincent Do from Upright Health,
And today, I’ll teach you how I went from being in pain and barely being able to deadlift…
To learning the Fundamental Alignments of the deadlift, and setting a 2017 National Deadlift Record (lifting 300% of my body weight).
Now you may not WANT to lift 300% of your body weight. And that’s okay.
And if one or more of those things resonate with you…Then keep reading.
IMMEDIATE, DRASTIC IMPROVEMENTS
"I have worked with many trainers over the years with little to no results, so I was reluctant to spend any more time and money on trainers. I gave Vincent a try because he came recommended to me. And to my surprise, I saw immediate, drastic improvements in my fitness.
As of this writing, I’ve been training with Vincent for three years now. I’ve found him to be an extraordinary physical trainer with tremendous versatility, intelligence, and discipline. He has great knowledge of body mechanics and is clearly a deep thinker. He believes in making sure his clients understand the fundamentals of every exercise he teaches and the reasons for using them.
His pleasant and positive attitude is a great asset. He instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work harder and apply yourself more diligently. I’ve been extremely happy in my association with Vincent, and would highly recommend him to anyone interested in improving their overall physical and mental well-being."
Global Solutions Architect
The Systematic Guide To Injury-Free Deadlift Technique
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This is me, with a fat grin on my face. Why?
Because I love how it feels when I surpass my personal limits. When I can lift a little more than I did the last time... when I can tell my body is capable of more today than it was yesterday... that's one of the best feelings. And helping other people do the same, seeing the look of surprise and joy on their faces? That's even better.
When I first began deadlifting, I fell in love.
Deadlifts were the missing link to my health and fitness.
All of a sudden I was improving at other physical areas. I was starting to see my body transform into the one I’d always dreamed of having. As my body grew stronger, the way I stood changed. Close friends would tell me I looked more confident.
Everything the deadlift was giving me was exactly what I wanted…
And it all felt so natural (and easy)!
About a year in, I was preparing to tackle a new personal record. The adrenaline was pumping through my blood and I shifted my hands around the bar looking to get my grip just right.
I pulled on the bar with all my might. And as I finished standing up with the colossal weight in my hands…
I felt an odd strain in my back.
I figured it was a fluke. So I attempted another rep, and the strain went from being uncomfortable, to feeling like I’d been stabbed in the lower back with a hot knife.
I immediately dropped the bar, but the damage had already been done.
I spent the rest of the week experiencing a sharp, stabbing pain in my back every time I bent over for anything - even for tying my shoes!
Once the pain subsided, I restarted my training - this time with more caution.
I sought out advice online and from fellow lifters on how to avoid another injury.
Across the board, the answer was the same.
"Rest. Recover. Start over with a lower weight."
Okay, simple enough.
But the result was the same.
I'd get close to the weights I was capable of lifting before... and the same shooting back pain would be there waiting for me.
And along with it, another two weeks where I wouldn't be able to bend over without wincing in agony.
So I'd rest again...and when my back felt okay, I'd start over from square 1 - lifting just the bar.
Yet the result was the same. Again, I had the same shooting back pain. And another two weeks went down the drain.
At this point, I knew I had to change what I was doing if I wanted a different result.
So I'd try working on different stretches. I'd try out a new form tweak that the internet claimed was "the best cue you've never tried". I'd try out popular deadlift training plans "guaranteed to put 100 lbs on your personal record".
But the end result was always the same.
Without fail -- every time I got close to what I used to be able to lift, my old back injury would flare up. This went on for months. Then months turned into years.
I'd try one solution after another. And I'd wonder in frustration why no one had bothered to create a system where you could just input the details surrounding your injury… and it'd spit out what you needed to change. One that would help you identify what muscle groups needed to be stretched or strengthened… so you could retailor your deadlift technique and workouts to eliminate or prevent issues for good.
Believe me. I was frustrated beyond belief.
During this time, I had to sift through a LOT of advice. When you’re trying to fix what’s wrong with your body, there’s a LOT of distracting information out there.
Not because all the information is bad... or wrong. But because the hardest part is telling if the information you're finding is right for YOU.
Finally after a few years of trial and error, I did find the solution I needed all along. Using it and everything else I'd learned, I beat my back injury. I've never had the same back injury again. In fact, 2018 marks the 3rd anniversary of me being pain-free. And it's not because I stopped deadlifting -- I regularly deadlift more weight now than I was able to pre-injury -- pain-free!
Inspired by the light I found at the end of my trial-and-error years, I dove deeper into the injury prevention side of strength training. I've since changed countless others' lives by helping my clients and followers learn to move pain-free too. All things considered, my horrific back injury was a blessing in disguise.
Still, I remained bitter. I couldn't let go of how helpless and confused I felt during my back pain years. In my time of need, I couldn't find any one-stop-shops for the deadlift that could systematically show me exactly what I was doing wrong and exactly what to do to address it.
Sure, I could find great articles on this form mistake and that form mistake... And why it's important to stretch this muscle and strengthen that muscle. But I couldn't find one system that compiled all the most relevant advice in one place... AND could direct readers to what THEY needed in THEIR situation. Years had passed, and STILL I could not find one system that could prevent someone from going through what I went through.
So I built that system myself.
If you've spent time trying to learn the deadlift, you may have noticed that everyone has some "magic trick" to fix your deadlift.
With all the chatter and noise…
Is it any wonder why there’s so much confusion around deadlifts?
You've probably heard the deadlift coaching cue: ARCH YOUR BACK! It's helpful for some people. But did you know that it can actually CAUSE back pain?
I suffered with years of back pain because I was using this cue recklessly. I didn't realize that I was OVERDOING this - and that was why I was in constant back pain after deadlifting.
You can think of your body like a car.
If one of the tires is misaligned, you can still get to work and back without too many problems.
But ignore it for too long…and it puts excess strain on the tire.
It wears it down MUCH faster.
And if left unchecked, that tire is going to give out in the middle of a drive, because it's not designed to be driven off-axis. It gets overstressed.
Thankfully with a car, you can replace the tire and forget about it.
But when it’s your knee, or your back...that’s harder to fix, costly, and painful.
If you've ever been injured, then you know that's not something you can leave at the gym. Injuries rob you of your attention while you're at work or with your friends and family -- and some even make sure to disturb your sleep.
"The Deadlift Fix" helps people rapidly learn and self-correct their deadlift...so they eliminate their risk of injury from the very start.
Unlike other methods, "The Deadlift Fix" is actively DESIGNED to identify potential issues before they manifest as injuries, so that you can stay safe and count on pain-free progress.
It’s designed to stop these problems right from the start, by emphasizing and continually reinforcing the Fundamental Alignments of the deadlift.
Once you fully understand the system, it will save you hundreds of hours of trial and error. It will actively prevent workout injuries ACROSS the board and save you the trouble of hiring a fancy (and expensive) lifting coach.
Many trainers and coaches simply breeze through or ignore the fundamentals.
"The Deadlift Fix" makes the fundamentals simple to learn. If you can follow the program, you WILL see results. If you can follow the program, you WILL know how to self-correct any issues that can lead to injury down the road.
"What if this program is too advanced for me? I’m not very strong nor flexible.”
Mary's first deadlift at age 58
Most Upright Health clients came to me with huge strength and flexibility deficits. Most couldn’t touch their toes during their first session. Most couldn’t hold a proper plank for 10 seconds.
Most had worrying deficits that needed resolving before they could deadlift injury-free.
Here's the thing: 75% of my clients who express a desire to deadlift, learn to do it safely within months. The other 25% learn it faster.
The Deadlift Fix is the same system I use to get my clients up to speed and in top deadlifting shape. It’s designed to help you identify and fix any pre-existing issues that might get in the way of deadlifting while strengthening the muscle groups that will keep you pain-free, standing tall, and crushing your strength goals.
It doesn’t matter how stiff your hips are.
It doesn’t matter how weak your back is.
If you can stand up, then “The Deadlift Fix” will teach you how to deadlift, injury-free.
Clinton could already deadlift almost 400 lbs before this video. But he had plateaued due to a technique issue.
Using the principles found in "The Deadlift Fix" to sharpen his fundamentals, he felt an immediate difference. Listen to his reaction for yourself (he didn't know he was being filmed)!
"Advanced" can be a misleading label. There are only "fundamentals". Performed better. And better. Ad infinitum.
I want to be crystal clear.
This program isn’t for everyone.
If you’re already a deadlifting boat anchors for fun and back injury is something “other people” get. You don’t need this program.
If people are shooting videos of you at the squat rack and crying tears of joy as you execute your flawless deadlift fundamentals, this isn’t for you.
Finally, if you know you’re the type of person who downloads things to your laptop and NEVER uses them, close this page. "The Deadlift Fix" isn’t a good fit.
I’m ONLY looking for people who get it.
People who are self-motivated and can keep themselves accountable when they’re given a good system.
People who understand that they’re saving themselves hundreds of dollars on personal training, injury and rehab fees, and saving time by learning this system versus trying to piece it together on their own.
I want people who value their own time and integrity, and don’t want to mess around with the “failure & injury” school of learning deadlifts. That's who this is for.
This program will help you dial in your technique so you can lift more without fear of injury.
"There's a lot of info on the Internet already. Couldn't I find what I need elsewhere online - for free?"
Greg has a light-bulb moment with his deadlift!
You sure can.
But I’m willing to bet you’re here because you’ve already tried that.
Personally, trying to get my answers the “free” way was the most frustrating part of learning how to deadlift.
It felt like I was wasting my time, and risking my personal health on information that was usually irrelevant and sometimes just totally wrong.
See, it comes down to the critical difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Knowledge is having the facts.
Wisdom is knowing when and how to apply them.
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."
San Jose State University
"training in a way that helps (and not hurts) my body"
When I first started with Vince, I had not engaged in any activity or sport for well over 5 years. Needless to say I was very out of shape! I was terrified at my first session, but that feeling quickly went away.
Since then, I’ve dropped 40 lbs and drastically improved my strength and overall health. I never thought I would be able to do anything like this. But with Vince’s support and personalized guidance, I truly look forward to each session. I love seeing my strength increase.
Vince is truly exceptional – he is so welcoming and friendly, but also very, very knowledgeable. I can always trust him to ensure I’ll be training in a way that helps (and not hurts) my body - always prioritizing correct form.
Executive, Tech Sales
San Francisco, CA
"MORE CONFIDENCE THAN EVER"
I was scared to start deadlifting again after my injury. It’s actually been years since I deadlifted in the gym because I didn’t want to hurt myself again. It was scary to try an online product but I’m glad I did.
Thanks to Vincent’s emphasis on fundamentals (especially around ab engagement), I deadlifted 225 the first time back! I’m looking forward to increasing that with more confidence than ever.
Comprehensive deadlift technique tutorials
Flowcharts to help identify your weaknesses and create your personalized action plan
A library of exercises handpicked to refine your deadlift technique
Breakdowns of every common deadlift mistake (e.g. your back rounds, your back hyperextends, the bar drifts forward) and how to address their root causes
Explanations of key principles to help you understand the “why” behind what you’re doing
Lifetime access to future updates of the program, based off YOUR feedback
With "The Deadlift Fix", you’ll have all the what’s, how’s, when’s, and why’s you need to know to deadlift injury-free.
all for less than the cost OF
ONE COACHING SESSION
I'm proud to be able to offer such a huge value in this program to anyone who wants to learn how to deadlift without injuries.
And I don't just mean "value" in a vague and immeasurable sense. I mean real hard number dollar value! Let's look at the math.
A one-on-one session with me costs $130 USD per hour.
A week with me through the Upright Health Parachute Program costs $1,200 USD, plus flight and accommodation.
Without a doubt, I am grateful to be able to provide the value that I do for my clients. Yet I wanted to reach even more people ALL THE TIME. And I knew the biggest factors that were keeping me from doing so were:
To reach more people, I had to figure out a solution to these constraints. To reach more people, my knowledge needed to be accessible without having me there in-person. I couldn't figure out how to create a teleportation machine to travel all around the world in the blink of an eye. So I had to find the next best thing.
Because, believe me. I get it.
Pain sucks. When you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and you can’t fall asleep again because your back is killing you? No one should have to live through that twice.
Feeling too weak to do the things you love? That’s one of the most frustrating things a human being can experience. "The Deadlift Fix" is my answer to these problems.
And that's why I've priced it the way I have.
Owning the "The Deadlift Fix" is like having me there to coach you for days, weeks, months - EVEN YEARS - and it'll cost you less than ONE session with me.
frequently asked questions
"What if I buy 'The Deadlift Fix', but run into issues I need more personal help with?"
Shoot me an email. If I can give you a simple solution by email, I will.
If I can't, then you might want to consider scheduling a coaching session with me. As good as this program is, nothing can fully replace the value of one-on-one real-time communication.
"What if I run into issues 'The Deadlift Fix' doesn't address?"
Contact me. If there's truly a deadlift mistake that I haven't seen, then I’d want to know about it and blast it to smithereens.
For as long as "The Deadlift Fix" exists, I don’t want anyone to struggle with being able to deadlift injury-free.
"What if 'The Deadlift Fix' is just not a good fit for me?"
If "The Deadlift Fix" truly can't help you, then I don't want your money.
Try it for 60 days. If it's not a good fit for you for any reason, email us for a full refund. And you'll get it, hassle-free. Simple.
Don't gamble with your body
Let's say you are lucky, and your local trainer has more than just surface level knowledge of the deadlift. Let's say the trainer REALLY knows the deadlift inside-out like I do.
If you're truly fortunate, it might only take one session for you to learn to deadlift. But you've got to be lucky AND gifted.
If you've got strength, flexibility, and coordination issues to work through, it may take 3-5 sessions for you to learn to deadlift safely (if not many more!).
Let's do the math. Five sessions for $50 a session? $250.
If your trainer is $100 a session? $500.
The Deadlift Fix will cost you far less than a few sessions with a typical personal trainer. Yet you'll get everything you need to learn to deadlift injury free - and STAY injury free.
You'll reap the rewards of countless hours I've spent obsessing over how to coach the deadlift (for every level and every body type). And you'll get unlimited access to any and ALL future updates to the program as I continue to experiment to make this program the best it could possible be.
When you start The Deadlift Fix, you'll get knowledge that will help you not only in the present - but well into the future.
If you aren't satisfied with this program for any reason, just email us for a full refund. We only want to keep your money when you get value from our programs. Simple!
Remember, this program has the Upright 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee!