Pre-Pull Tension for Better Deadlifts

Aditya Mahajan
Aditya Mahajan

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Exercise Science

๐๐ซ๐ž-๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ฌ

. ================== . ๐Ÿ”บThough deadlift is a purely hip hinge movement and lower body plays the key role, but you cannot ignore the role of upper body, specially lats, for executing the perfect deadlifts. . . ๐Ÿ”บDuring deadlift, your upper back moves in a curvilinear fashion as you get up. This force tend to move the bar away from the body tangentially. . . ๐Ÿ”บThe bar moving away will exert higher torque (aka shear force) on your spine and hip joint, forcing your spine to bend under load which may lead to a lower back (lumbar spine) injury. . ๐Ÿ”บThus, keeping bar close to the body is very important and this is done by your big strong muscles of the back, specially lats. . ๐Ÿ”บEngaging lats prior to the lift make sure your bar doesnโ€™t travel away from the body and therefore ensure safe and efficient lift (as vertical path of the bar is also ensured). This is called as pre-pull tension. . ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: . ๐Ÿ”ทBefore you initiate the lift, contract your lats by pulling your shoulder blades to the back pocket ( โ—๏ธ๐——๐—ข ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—–๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—”๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”). You will also hear a โ€œclickโ€ sound as the bar will touch the upper end of plates hole. That will remove any slackness between the bar and the plates , further enhancing your lifting efficiency. . . #Deadlift #PrePullTension #movementnotmuscles #movementnotexercise #SquatsDotIn #TeamSquats #TeamStrengthen #Fittr

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