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"Bending the Bar"

When Deadlifting we talk about a lot of strategies to make the technique safer and more efficient.  Outside of the normal cautions about creating tension I like to use the cue to "bend the bar" so that the athlete will create a positive tension in the chest and lats as well as great optimal alignment of the torso.  The concept behind "bend the bar" raises the upper torso and creates tension in the lats and armpits that gives the athlete a stronger starting position as well as a more even pull.  Check out the following video by Dr. Stuart McGill, who knows a few things about keeping your back safe, and listen to what he says about "bend the bar":



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