HOW: Use blocks, steps, or any other elevated surface to put the barbell on. Performing a deadlift off blocks limits the total range of motion for the exercise, which makes it a regression of the normal deadlift.
FEEL: You should feel all the muscles in your legs working, especially your posterior chain. Your back muscles will be working, but you shouldn’t feel like you are lifting with just your back.
COMPENSATION: Keep a neutral back during the entire lift.