Thursday, June 6, 2019

4 Rounds for time:
10 Deadlifts
15 Toes to Bar
10 Thrusters
400m Run

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Notice how the pull of this 1st deadlift starts with the hips rising excessively fast. Let’s turn to some simple science to find out what this common fault does to the body.?? . When the hips rise fast and the chest stays forward, the hamstrings are lengthened too much which transfers force to the muscles of the low back to complete the movement.? . This fault increases the length of the moment arm (the distance from gravity pulling on the barbell to the joints in question – the low back or lumbar spine in this scenario). What this means is more torque is placed on the low back joints which overtime could lead to an overuse injury to the smaller structures of the spine (like the disc).?? . To fix this, I gave the athlete the cues to work on engaging her glutes and tensioning hamstrings prior to moving the the barbell and to “drive the floor away” as she slowly squeezed the bar from the floor. As you can see these simple cues allowed her to keep her hips from rising too fast and to have a better more efficient deadlift.? . Thank you to TJ Keasal (@fitjetergirl) for being today's model athlete and to @3d4medical with their app Complete Anatomy for the visual of the body.?? _____________________________________ This is the 107th #SquatUclub eligible post. Remember everyday – “like,” & comment using the hashtag #squatUclub within 60 seconds of a new post going up and I’ll pick one person to start working with on whatever help you need (squat technique, an achy hip with deadlifts, etc). TURNING ON post notifications at the top of my profile (click the •••) will help you be first in line each day!

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