One of the most important aspects of the deadlift is learning to sit back.
By sitting back you set up for a proper technique and you learn to engage the hips, glutes and hamstrings.
This will make you stronger and safer when doing a deadlift.
A lot of people struggle with learning to sit back. A simple fix is using a multi heigh box and learning to sit back until you touch the box and then focus on pushing away the ground and pushing the hips into the bar.
Adjust the height of the box and find the perfect height for you.
This will create a external cue and teach proper technique for sitting back.
Give it a try and I hope it helps you.
There are many tools that we can use to teach lifting. The other day I used a multi height squat box to teach one of our members to “sit back” in a sumo deadlift. She was jamming up and rushing her pull. I used the box to teach her to sit back & load up her hips & then lift. Great job Carolyn. #deadlift , #hwfamily
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Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.