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When I sit on the floor with my leg straight in front of me, my lumbar spine gets rounded. This is the same position as Deadlift, Kelly Starrett said, right? SO, when I set up my deadlift (set spine, squeeze glute, abs tight, hip hinge, grab the bar, move the knee to touch the bar), right before start lifting, my low back is rounded. I can’t keep it straight. If I lift and put it back down, on the way down (about 1 inch from the floor), my low back gets rounded again. What’s the fix? and can you explain what’s wrong with my low back?
A good place to start is hip flexion. I think it’s pro-episode #73 – 2 deadly effective mobs there.
There are two main things I like to address when seeing a rounded back in the deadlift: motor control and mobility.