You either complete the deadlift or you don’t; you can not cheat it, and it won’t lie to you. As simple of an exercise as it is however, there are some very common mistakes to be aware of. Here is a list of five. Be conscious of them. Take a step back in weight to enforce proper mechanics, then focus on increasing weight. Taking time to perform this magnificent lift safely and properly is better than time off because of injury. So, leave your ego at the door (feel free to grab it on the way out), and let’s jump in.