💥Deadlift MYTH BUSTING💥*
Myth buster 1️⃣ - Deadlifting is predominantly a leg strengthening exercise, NOT a back strengthening exercise.
▪️SO, use your bigger/stronger leg muscles to lift the weight, not your smaller, weaker back muscles
Myth buster 2️⃣ - Deadlift is a PUSH, not a pull movement.
▪️You want to push through your feet and through the ground, not pull with your arms + back. Your arms should do nothing, other than grip the bar
Myth buster 3️⃣ - Deadlifting is a hip-dominated movement, while a squat is a knee dominated movement. They are different everyone!
Myth buster 4️⃣ - Not everyone should deadlift from the floor!
▪️If you can’t touch your toes (ie you have poor hamstring flexibility), you CAN’T deadlift from the floor.
▪️If you don’t have the range you need, you need to deadlift off raised plates or a raised height. “As far down as you can go, if as far as you can go!”
So, what is a Physiotherapist’s opinion on deadlifts?? 🤔 Everyone should deadlift! 🎉(Even if you have back pain!) Everyone deadlifts (without realising) 100+ times a day to bend down, pick up objects off the floor etc. Therefore, you need to be able to deadlift correctly and safely ✅
Thanks to @claudi_Li for asking me to come along and work together to teach her clients how to deadlift properly! Need some PT advice? Give Claudia a follow
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