In today’s blog by CRB Tech Reviews we discuss how to deadlift safely for which you must learn to hip hinge properly.
Dead lifting is always looks very simple. What you need to do is just bend over and pick up an object off the floor, in right way. Any old form is fine while picking up a penny, the perfect technique becomes essential when heavy weights are involved.
Let’s take a look at this basic movement pattern, covering a few drills that’ll allow you to master the form.
Imagine a lawn chair folds in half at the hinges at no movement in the back or the seat; each remains firm as the chair shuts on itself.
Your body’s hip hinge also works the same way. Let your legs be the seat and your torso to the back of the chair. As the knees unlock each half keeps rigid and rigid while the hips rotate. A tension is there on each side of the joint, which keeps the torso locked and the legs appropriately stiff. The joint rotates to open and close.
How to Hip-Hinge
The hip hinge begins with your base and “dialing” your feet.
In order to dial, press your big toe, pinky toe, and heel onto the floor. Once done that, screw your foot into the ground by twisting your knee out. You now have a solid base.
So your base is set, now remember three letters. While hinging visualizes yourself maintaining a relatively stiff upper and lower body the entire time. Do this, and you’ll develop a strong, efficient hip hinge.
Strengthening the Hinge
Hinging is a hip-dominant pattern; the hips must do the majority of the work and moving. Here are a few exercises that keep your hip hinge solid while making it strong.
Cat-Cow and Kneeling Handcuff Hinge
Sometimes you need to start with a little hinge or put yourself in positions that help you learn to hinge better.
The cat-cow moves the spine through the biggest range of motion. This might appear counterintuitive as you’re supposed to keep the upper body rigid and the spine as still as possible while hip hinging, but the cat-cow creates spinal awareness that’s essential for keeping it still while the hips are moving. The cat-cow teaches you where your spine is.
The kneeling handcuff hinge teaches you to hinge without worrying about much. Kneeling removes the knees and ankles from the movement, and holding a kettlebell behind the butt locks in the upper body while also giving the hips a target to reach for. It quickly teaches you how to move only at the hips.
Increase the Difficulty
Now after discussing the differences between the hips and the spine and learned how to hinge on the knees. Now it’s time to stand on feet.
The Romanian deadlift builds strength starting in the top position. Why is this important for a big floor-up dead lift? Firstly, it makes the hinging pattern strong. The ability to hinge well with moderate-to-heavy weight aides the body and the brain continues to hinge well.
Our body is often counterintuitive; doing things in reverse often makes us better at them. So train the ride with the Romanian deadlift (RDL) makes us better at the conventional ride up. A solid hinge is the base from which strong conventional deadlifts are built. Get the hinge right with the cat-cow and the kneeling handcuff hinge. Then, make it strong with RDLs. You can gift yourself the skills and strength you need for better dead lift training.
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