Reducing back and hamstring pain when deadlifting

Darren has been experiencing back and hamstring pain when deadlifting. I showed him how to fix it.

On the video you’ll see that when Darren lifts, his knees are hyperextended. This can increase tension throughout the tendons in the back of his knees.

The bar is also quite far from him. This is the equivalent to having a weight at the end of a seesaw. The closer the weight is to the fulcrum, the less pressure on the fulcrum (the hips and lower back)

By drawing the weight into him, Darren can reduce the load on the fulcrum. By softening his knees, the load is reduced on the tendons. 

This is just by applying physics to weight lifting.


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