Now you know if you need a deficit, how to set up, the best strategy for your breathing, how to get into good posture, and how to brace your core. If you’re still “feeling your lower back” more than just a little we need to look at the way down in your deadlift. If the bar is getting far away from your body on the way down you are likely to recruit more low back muscle than you would like. To be clear ,the bar “escaping” means you allow it to move froward (away from your thighs and shins on the way down. When this is the case we encourage you to engage your lats and keep the bar as close to your body as possible on the way down. Watch the next video for more detail!
If none of the above changes to your deadlift resolved your low back pain it’s time to step away from the bar and regress to a kettlebell deadlift. Sometimes we need to rework the hinge pattern with lighter weight loads to break bad habits. Watch the next video to learn how we like to teach the kettlebell deadlifts.