Hi, I'm 15 and I really love lifting weights. But recently, I've been concerned with my deadlift form- I feel pain in my lower back for a couple of days after deadlifting (I know the difference between pain and soreness). I'm a solo gym goer (I use the school gym so never really got an induction for free weights) and I'm not really sure who to consult. There's a lot of information online but it keeps on varying, some websites say to round your back, some don't. Can anyone offer some advice?
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- Thread Starter
- 13-11-2016 14:50
- PS Reviewer
- 14-11-2016 15:12
Video yourself deadlifting and post it here
- 15-11-2016 20:13
Hello, I commend your commitment to start training at 15, however make sure your form is on point to avoid injury.
There are a few pointers and internal queues to remember when performing the deadlift. I will bullet point them for ease of reference:
1. Feet position can vary, choose whatever is most comfortable.
2. Bracing your core - stand straight up with your arms straight out in from of you and take a deep breath.
3. Push your lats into your pockets - this is an internal queue that will help keep your whole body tight.
4. Don't allow your hips to rise to early as your lower back will take over - hence your lower back pain.
Here is a video a helpful video from a great individual to follow on YouTube for informative tips on all things fitness - Omar Isuf - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfOxKyn7wGI
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