If there is one thing that I think most athleteS do wrong in the Deadlift it’s this.

Backs are flat, feet hip width apart, the setup looks great, but they seem to still complain about tight backs after high load Deadlifts.

Why is that?

I’m convinced that a great majority of athletes are lifting the bar with their low back muscles versus their big glute muscles. Though the difference is subtle to the average coach there is a major difference in muscle contraction.

The easiest way to notice the difference is to stare directly at the hips. If the athlete’s hip extends at the same time the bar comes off the ground then you know they are lifting with their back.

What this tutorial to see exactly what I’m talking about.