Many of the issues we treat as physics can be managed through progressive strengthening. We are all about giving you the best bang for you buck, so we tend to elect for powerful compound movements. The deadlift is one of our personal favourites. It is beneficial because, as a compound movement, that targets several muscle regions, including quads, hamstrings, gluten and back. It’s important to ensure that when performing a movement such as this, you have the fundamentals down before progressing the weight.
Here we’ve included a useful hinging cue, and several key points to maintain when performing two variations of the movement: The Conventional and Romanian Deadlift.
Stabilise your spine firmly against a dowel or broom handle, and maintain three points of contact while leaning or “hinging” forward:
1) The Back of Your Head
2) Between Your Shoulder Blades
3) The Top of Your Hip Bone
When performing the Conventional Deadlift, keep these points in mind:
Maintain a neutral spine, drive your hips downwards, and push through the floor from your mid foot.
When performing the Romanian Deadlift, keep these points in mind:
Tilt or hinge from the waist, drive the hips backwards, and push your midfoot through the floor.
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