Deadlift Back Position

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    Pearse Lehmann
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    I noticed in my deadlifts that I have a slight rounding of my upper back throughout my entire deadlift. I think it’s because I have a pretty rounded spine that is round across from the bottom 1/4 of my lat. my low back is straight and deadlifts don’t really hurt my back. Is this slight rounding something I need to fix before I continue to deadlift or should I keep doing them with a slight rounding in the upper back?

    #15696
    BryceBahm
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    Just be aware of what should be occurring internally to brace yourself for the deadlift.

    You should depressing yours shoulder joint prior to your first rep enough to have an awareness of your back / lats being contracted.

    Try your best to start in what you perceive as a neutral upper body position. Chest nice and full, shoulders comfortable (not rounded forward lazily), core braced, arms locked and tight.

    Try that

    #15699
    Joe
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    I noticed in my deadlifts that I have a slight rounding of my upper back throughout my entire deadlift. I think it’s because I have a pretty rounded spine that is round across from the bottom 1/4 of my lat. my low back is straight and deadlifts don’t really hurt my back. Is this slight rounding something I need to fix before I continue to deadlift or should I keep doing them with a slight rounding in the upper back?

    I would at least make sure you have motion in your thoracic spine. If you can’t create any motion there, and are kind of always “stuck” in this position, I would address it. Otherwise, most likely you’re fine. Have to see it though. If you post a video on IG and tag me in it, I’ll review it for you.

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