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    • #71112
      AvatarPraveen Ruchandani
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      Hey everyone, I just had a client sign up at my gym and he’s having trouble with his deadlift.  I told him to bring his hips back and he just couldn’t do that… we went through a laundry list of cues which brought me back to  saying “just bring your hips back.”  He would go from a good position directly into a rounded position… he could get to the bottom of a deadlift and with the cue of “chest up” get into a decent position.   He’s a cop and I just watched Kellys Episode on wearing body armor and a gunbelt… Going to work on some high hamstrings and smash the front of the quads next time and see if that helps any… any input would be awesome!!

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      AvatarNathan Richer
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    • #75219
      AvatarPraveen Ruchandani
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      Thanks a bunch David

    • #75220
      AvatarNathan Richer
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      as for the cue of bringing hips back, did you try it against a wall? have him start by standing a foot away from the wall, facing away.  tell him to hinge properly and bring the hips back to touch the wall. any issues? if not, then step a few inches more away from the wall. hinge again and bring the hips back to touch the wall. any issues? repeat until they have hinged to the max.

    • #75226
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
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      Dustin,

      Travis from MWOD Staff here. Do not discount the use of rack pulls. It is ok to bring the height of the bar up and work him through his available ranges until he has the motor control and mobility to start on the floor. Just keep adjusting the height down and increase the weight as he shows he is able to maintain control and position. 
      With police officers, hip flexion is always an issue due to the incredible amount of sitting they have to do along with the body armor and loaded belt. Look back through episodes about banded distraction and hip flexion/high hamstring. If it is important to him, he needs to cultivate time improving these positions every day.
    • #75259
      AvatarPraveen Ruchandani
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      Travis and Dave thanks so much… these strategies are awesome.  You guys rock!!

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