MASH, MOBILIZE, MOVE
Last week we talked about the importance of rolling out or mashing your tight and restricted tissues. This simply drives blood flow to the area and allows the muscles and connective tissues to be more responsive when stretching or mobilizing.
We also discussed the importance of hamstring and low back range of motion as well as being able to differentiate between a stable spine and an adaptive spine. This helps us quickly and subconsciously go through tasks like putting on our pants and picking up laundry baskets without killing our disks, nerves, joints, and muscles.
On the contrary, when we are good at doing this, it protects and strengthens those tissues over time.
Now, we can learn about the DEADLIFT
The deadlift is a cornerstone of every legitimate strength and conditioning program and a highly repetitive movement pattern that can either build insane amounts of strength and spinal protection or quickly destroy tissue and cause severe pain.
—The thing that differentiates those two outcomes is awareness and tension—
Whether it’s a barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell or any other odd object, you must be aware of how to use your hips and hamstrings as well as your shoulders and lats (Latissimus Dorsi). If you’re aware of this, then all you’ll need to bring to the game is muscular tension and you’ll be safe and strong.
Awareness and tension will help you dominate the deadlift and unleash your inner power and protection.
Good Luck. Keep Movin’
00:00 – HEALTH IN A HEARTBEAT—M3—MASH, MOBILIZE, MOVE ft. “The Deadlift”
00:05 – Revisiting the Importance of Rolling Out
00:20 – Revisiting the Importance of Hamstring & Low Back Range of Motion
00:26 – Differentiate Between a Stable Spine & an Adaptive Spine
00:45 – Dr. J Demonstrates & Discusses the DEADLIFT
01:22 – Understand: The Object Doesn’t Matter—AWARENESS & TENSION Remain Consistent
01:31 – Dominate the DEADLIFT—GOOD LUCK & KEEP MOVIN’