“Lift with Your Legs” must change to “Hinge at Your Hips”

It’s inevitable.  You will pick something up today and, in turn, you will put something down.  Truth be told, you will do this several times throughout the day without even knowing it.  When the object is heavy you will probably think about how you approach the task.  When the object is light you may just follow the path of least resistance and pick it up in the most convenient way possible.

Why am I talking so much about the seemingly inconsequential parts of your every day life?  Because this is where you will make your spine rock solid or straw brittle.  These are the moments where you will build subconscious safety and efficiency or break your body down one movement at a time.

I hate to be so harsh, but it’s just the way it is.  The deadlift mechanic is probably the most utilized human movement regardless of who you are or where you come from.  If this is true, every deadlift can be something that stabilizes my system or tears it apart.  This video highlights how we helped our featured patient, and all of our patients, understand the deadlift mechanic and then unleash its power within their lives.  Enjoy…

Good luck and #keepmoving,

Dr.J

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.