💪🏼 10 Sets (2,4,6,8,10 are shown in video)
✖️First 5 Sets: 5 Deadlifts 205lbs
✖️Last 5 Sets: 5 Deadlifts 215lbs
📝 For a long time now, deadlifts have been a struggle for me. They weren’t always though. At 13 years old I deadlifted 335lbs. A few years later I partially tore a hamstring and ever since then both hamstrings have been weak, unstable, and inflexible due to lack of use for a long period of time. I have been working on my hamstrings a lot lately because they are so important for stabilization. Different variations of deadlifting has been key in that build up.
Although it is important that I strengthen my hamstrings, the goal of this drill was to keep my shoulders back and as even as I could given my current physiology. My uneven shoulders have been a reoccurring issue, especially when lifting and racking bars because they cause the bar to be tilted. Because I am lifting the bar in an unbalanced way, my muscles on each side of my body become imbalanced. I’m doing what I can to pull my left shoulder down by strengthening my left lat and lower trap. But it will take some time and until then I am doing what I can with them. I just don’t want to keep building upon bad habits. The more uneven I am, the more uneven wear and tear on my joints, and the more likely I am to get hurt. And that is NOT part of the plan @kylenitch
So here we are.
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