How many times have you heard or said the words 'I don't like to deadlift because it hurts my back'. It is one of those exercises that nearly every person has a friend 'who hurt their back deadlifting'.
Why should you learn how to hip hinge/deadlift then?
It is a fundamental movement pattern that helps you to perform essential tasks such as bending over and picking things up. These two movements are part of most peoples daily activities, so why shouldn't hip hinging be apart of their training routine? Hip hinging can also help to strengthen core and posterior chain (back, hammies, glutes), reducing back pain, improving balance and aiding in better flexion, extension and rotation of your trunk.
A good drill to learn how to safely hip hinge is using a dowel!
Here is the step by step instructions:
The safest way to ensure you are hip hinging and deadlifting correctly is to have it assessed by a competent trainer.
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