Stronger in 60 Seconds: Prevent your lower back from rounding in the deadlift

Setting and maintaining a flat back position during the deadlift can be a challenge.

Here’s a simple cue on how to prevent your lower back from rounding.

A video posted by Adam Pine (@adam_pine) on

Cues to Remember:

  • Keep your arms straight and get the bar in tight like you’re trying to bend it over your legs.
  • Pull your chest up like you’re trying to show someone in front of you the logo on your shirt. 
  • Leg press the floor away. Heels through the ground to push the floor away from you as fast as possible.

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