Deadlift competition brings different motivations
DOVER — Royce Claflin, owner of Phoenix Fitness, said the deadlift competition held at his studio on Saturday was not about how much weight a person could lift, as one might expect.Instead, it is about their technique and their form in how they lift. The amount is a personal choice.“We look at whether or not they maintain a neutral spine,” said Claflin. “We want to see they begin the lift in the proper starting position. There are other criteria as well.