A Quick Low Back and Deadlifting Fix

I like simple things.

Simple fixes. Simple solutions.

I think this is what Occam’s Razor is all about. That the simplest solution is often the correct one. Well that’s the way I understand it.

And I like when simple things transfer over to other things.

Consider for example in day to day life how a solution makes your life better and it helps in more than one way.

Below I’ve added a video for you.

And it has to do with helping alleviate low back pain and improve your posture.

The video only runs a few minutes so have a quick watch.



To recap the points from the video:

* slide to the edge of your seat

* split your feet wide into a V position

* grab the seat between your legs

* push your chest tall as you drive your heels into the floor and pull with your arms

***really fine print…guys I assume no responsibility if you should wreck your wife or girlfriend’s favourite chair


Here’s where this gets really cool.

If you can repeat these points on your deadlifts you will instantly improve your deadlifts.

Why is this so?

Because many deadlifts start with a collapsed chest, a relaxed low back or by pulling with the arms instead of driving through the heels.

So if you have:

* poor posture

* especially while sitting

* low back pain

* a goal to improve your deadlifts

Make sure to incorporate this tip into your day to day occupation as well as your workout routine.

All the best.

Chris                                                                                                                                                                    okanaganpeakperformance.com ‘always moving forward’

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2 Responses to A Quick Low Back and Deadlifting Fix

  1. Susan Kain says:

    Hi Chris, I have been using your quick and easy exercise with my clients to do at the computer but I have made one small change and that is in the hand placement (as none of my clients will be doing the deadlift anytime soon). For Rounded Shoulder syndrome I have them reach and hold the sides of their chair so that their shoulders can move into a more externally rotated position naturally. They can then continue with the same exercise as you have shown. Thanks Chris, Susan.

    • Chris says:

      Susan: Great to hear. Good to recognize how to adapt the information to fit the needs of the populations you work with.

      Thanks for reading & posting.

      okanaganpeakperformance.com ‘always moving forward’

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