But avoiding this very FUNCTIONAL movement is not the answer!
While it is most definitely a TECHNICAL move that you need to respect, it is one that EVERYONE should be doing in some way, shape or form.
The key is first understanding how to properly perform it and recruit the right muscles while selecting the right variation for you!
We have to realize that the only move that is TRULY DANGEROUS, is the one that you don't know how to perform PROPERLY or don't select the appropriate variation for your needs, goals and current fitness level!
So if you've been afraid to use the deadlift, it's time you learned to master the fundamentals and create proper recruitment patterns.
And that's why I developed my Mastery Series and decided to dedicate a whole COURSE to the deadlift.
Because the deadlift is not only a freaking badass lift, but it CAN be safely used in some VARIATION by basically everyone!
It trains a movement pattern that EVERYONE should learn to master - the hip hinge!
But "mastering" a move is about more than proper form.
We also need to recognize the role our daily POSTURE plays in our RECRUITMENT PATTERNS!
You need to understand how your "desk job hunch" or "driving slouch" may put you at risk for injury IF you don't first address any mobility restrictions and activation issues!
We must also realize that one size doesn't fit all!
Even if you LOVE the deadlift, the same variation may not be right for everyone!
We must respect moves and recognize that we need to work on those fundamentals first to avoid injury.
We must understand how to regress and progress the movement and vary it based on our needs.
We also need to understand the different accessory lifts we can use to strengthen our weak points in the deadlift as well as the mobility and activation work we can include to help ourselves not only avoid injury, but even beast mode out some heavy weights.
And then we need some fun workouts to implement to help us use the deadlift in different ways to reach our specific goals!
So if you want some help mastering the deadlift, learn more about my Mastery Series - Deadlift Edition below!
Whether you are a newer lifter really interested in using the deadlift, an advanced exerciser looking to increase loads or a trainer looking to help your clients feel comfortable using this move, this will be an in depth look at the deadlift and everything you need to know to MASTER it while avoiding injury!