This Exercise Will Teach You How to Properly Move Your Hips During the Deadlift.

Regardless of how you look at it, the deadlift is more of a hip movement than the lower back. We have emphasized the importance of the “hip loop”, but since it is difficult to master, here is a simple exercise to help you master the pattern.

The tricky part is learning to move your hips without bending your lower back. This exercise is best used with a set of resistance bands like the TRX trainer or other less expensive harness straps . Push back with your hips, holding on to the straps to keep your back straight. This allows you to “feel” the hip joint and stretch your entire upper back and shoulders, making it a great warm-up exercise as well. Then push your hips forward to return to the starting position.

Alternatively, if you don’t have hanging machines, this video from Tony Gentilcore demonstrates another exercise that will also help you keep your spine neutral throughout your hip joint.

Instead of a rod, you can use a broom or a long ruler.

TRX Thigh Loop | Modern manual therapy


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