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Hip-Hinge
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:48:49 PM »
I'm trying to get my deadlift form straightened out, and I'm having a hard time doing the "hip-hinge." I'm terrified that I'll throw my back out or something if I don't do it right. My back seems to curve instead of staying straight. Any tips?
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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 08:22:07 PM »
RDL.

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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 08:23:15 PM »
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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 08:27:44 PM »
I'm terrified that I'll throw my back out or something if I don't do it right.

If you allow heavy weights to terrify you, you won't get very far. I remember when I was getting up over like 365 for deadlifts and thought "well this shit right here could mess me up in a multitude of ways." I just said to myself, "I have trained for this and if I get hurt I get hurt." But everytime I just got stronger, not hurt.
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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 08:28:15 PM »
RDL.

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Yuppers.  Go down slow until you feel your back wanting to round.  You should be able to get the bar just below the knees at least.  Then while keeping your back tight and spine stabilized, fire the hips into the bar.

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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 08:40:19 PM »
I'm terrified that I'll throw my back out or something if I don't do it right.

If you allow heavy weights to terrify you, you won't get very far. I remember when I was getting up over like 365 for deadlifts and thought "well this shit right here could mess me up in a multitude of ways." I just said to myself, "I have trained for this and if I get hurt I get hurt." But everytime I just got stronger, not hurt.

Heavy weight doesn't scare me; heavy weight combined with bad form scares me.
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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 08:53:57 PM »
no need to learn bad form, but I don't get that upset when my back rounds a bit for a heavy PR
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Re: Hip-Hinge
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 08:56:57 PM »
no need to learn bad form, but I don't get that upset when my back rounds a bit for a heavy PR

Mine curves with just the bar lol
It's just awful form
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