Deadlifts with the Functional Movement Brace - Elite Performance SF

Posted by | August 14, 2014 | Functional Movement Brace | No Comments

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You will need the Functional Movement Brace on your back and the PVC pipe in place

You want to begin with a loaded bar on the ground in front of you, getting close enough so that the bar is above the center of your feet. Your feet should be shoulder width apart or slightly wider, with your feet facing forward or slightly turned out. Grab the bar with your palms facing behind you. Keep your hips above your knees as you perform the deadlift. Inhale as you both hinge at your hips and bend at your knees to grab the bar: this is the starting position. Exhale and start the lift by pushing through your heels and pushing your hips forward. It helps to squeeze your glutes (butt) during this upward movement. Keep pushing through your feet and pressing your hips forward until you’re standing up straight. Now take the bar back towards the ground by hinging at your hips and bending at your knees. The lift ends when the bar is back on the ground.

Things to remember:

  1. Keep the bar close to your body
  2. Use your hips rather than your back to lift the weight
  3. Bring your belly button towards your spine

*Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions per side using the lightest barbell around*