In this HOW TO I will be showing you the basics to completing a deadlift, and getting to know the hinge pattern.
Props Needed: A dowel, broom stick, or mop (if you got it), and a wall, couch, or counter top (something that is higher than your butt...
Why I love Deadlifts? They are a fantastic way to train the hinge pattern. A movement pattern we see in a lot of everyday activities. Learning the fundamentals, and training our deadlifts "in the gym/our living rooms" can help keep you moving injury free. A strong deadlift is a full body exercise that can help improve functional core, glute, hamstring, and lower back strength.
What to Keep in mind: A key factor in maintaining a strong, and safe deadlift position is our ability to stabilize and maintain a neutral position with our spine, and pelvis as we begin to hinge at the hips. Proper stabilization of our spine comes from our ability to have the awareness of how our body/limbs are moving in space, our connection to our core, and breathing patterns. If the deadlift doesn't feel simple at first for you, remember that it is a skill that needs to be practiced! Take your time getting into it.
Some mobility drills to try that can help with your deadlift:
Some workouts to practice your deadlifts in:
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