Module 5: Bonus

Lead Instructors:  Fabio ZoninAnalisa NaldiGuido Posante
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When to use a belt—and how to do it like an expert.

What does it look like in action?—Watch Fabio and training partners’ live deadlift session.

Lesson Specs


  1. Watch the Module
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Bookmark key points in the Module
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Module resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Chapters

  1. Bonus

Lead Instructors

Fabio Zonin

StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor

Fabio Zonin is a StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor. He is also the Ground Force Method National Director for Italy, the BPro Physical Functional Training Director for Italy, and the Flexible Steel European Director of Operations. Fabio is a former powerlifter, natural bodybuilder, and owner of fitness centers. He was the first Italian to accomplish the Beast Tamer Challenge. He has been a Master Teacher for FIF (Italian Federation of Fitness) for almost two decades (1994-2012) and the former vice president of AINBB (Italian Association of Natural Bodybuilding).


Analisa Naldi

StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor

Since 2001, Analisa has been coaching on how to move safely, efficiently, and with strength. Her students include an array of competitive and recreational athletes, of all ages and abilities. Analisa brings a background that includes Hard Style Kettlebell, Barbell, and Bodyweight Instruction (StrongFirst Certified Team Leader), Olympic Weightlifting, Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), Flexible Steel (Certified Level 2), Original Strength (OS Pro Instructor), youth program design, Physical Education, Balanced Body Pilates Reformer education, and Vinyasa/Forrest Yoga experience.


Guido Posante

StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor

Since 2012 I attended and passed all the StrongFirst Certifications and gained my status of StrongFirst Certified Elite Instructor. During the years I assisted to every StrongFirst Certifications in Italy, assisted and taught as Pure Power Senior Instructor to many Pure Power workshops, founded my gym—X-Garage—and in 2020 I became a StrongFirst Certified Team Leader.


Other Lessons in This Course

Module 1: Enter the Deadlift!

Intro, safety, warm-up.

Not the same old stuff. Pay attention.

Module 2: Conventional Deadlift

“The classic deadlift”… Personalize your stance and grip… Set up like a champion… No weak links, every muscle is loaded… The secrets of the “wedge”… The blast-off!.. Park the bar like a pro and set up for the next perfect rep…

Module 3: Sumo Deadlift

Is sumo for you?... From the set-up to the lift-off, in great detail… Plug any tension “leaks”… Perfect your lifting mechanics… Catch and fix common mistakes… Maximize strength and safety with scientific breathing techniques…

Module 4: Pro Tips

Grip options… Handpicked deadlift variations to boost your pulling strength and skill: with stops, slow, Hack, with a band, glutes to the bar… How to expertly handle heavy weights and PR attempts… About the training plans…

Module 5: Bonus

When to use a belt—and how to do it like an expert.

What does it look like in action?—Watch Fabio and training partners’ live deadlift session.