Today's article is for all of you superheroes who want to pick up heavy things off of the floor without having to worry about nagging lower back discomfort and/or pain.
I am going to take a closer look into some of the issues that our coaches have been seeing with the way people are performing the deadlift. Here at AMP, the deadlift is a staple exercise that teaches all of you ninjas how to move more efficiently through the hips while establishing good core position. It is also a lot of fun to pick up heavy things off of the floor that you never imagined you could. It quite simply makes you feel like a superhero.
Watch the video below if you want to lift heavy things from the ground without that annoying lower back discomfort and/or pain. Even if you don’t have any nagging lower back discomfort, I would still suggest you watch. It will most definitely improve your movement quality over the long run. Enjoy!!!
Below are action points to keep in mind when performing the deadlift.
- Your hands are the only connection to the weight
- Imagine you arms as a rope or chain that is connected to your back
- The back DOES NOT perform the movement, it MAINTAINS the weight that you are holding
- Brace your abs hard
- Legs drive the movement. Push the ground away from you
To Your Strength,