Can you guys even believe that I am not injured or in pain right now?! .
🔹Yesterday, I saw a post that said if you deviate from a “neutral spine” during deadlifts it will lead to pain and/or injury. That is 100% untrue. Have you ever seen an elite powerlifter pull 800lbs with a “neutral spine”? Probably not. Your upper back isn’t strong enough to hold that much weight without flexing. AND THAT’S OK! Remember, if you can be strong in that position, it’s never wrong.
🔹To be honest, this post really pissed me off. Who is anyone to spark fear into an individual or huge group of individuals(this was a pretty big account 🙄) by saying that they will be injured or provoke pain by doing a movement they’ve never seen them do or without knowing them personally? This could be a more advantageous position for someone and now they are leaving gains on the table because some idiot told them they can’t do something on the internet. The internet is a crazy place and people need to be more responsible with the content they put out. .
🔹Don’t be scared. Obviously you don’t want to pull heavy deadlifts with your upper back, but your spine flexing to an extent under heavy load is normal. It may even help you crank out a PR 🤷🏼♂️. .
🔹do you favor a high hip, butt as far away from the bar position when you deadlift? Yeah, I used to as well. Next up, we’ll talk about why that’s less than optimal, and how getting the knees more involved can help you move more weight. .
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