How to Keep Sore Hips and Shoulders From Ruining Your Deadlift

How to Keep Sore Hips and Shoulders from Ruining Your Deadlift

The deadlift is a common weight training exercise in which a loaded barbell or bar is lifted from the ground to hip level. Once the torso is perpendicular with the floor, the weight is lowered back to the ground. The deadlift is one of the three powerlifting exercises, the others being the squat and bench press. The deadlift is an extremely effective full body exercise that must be done properly to avoid injury. 

The deadlift is called a deadlift because the lifter is picking up dead weight. This means weight without any momentum, because the bar is picked up from the ground without any prior movement. Very few weight training exercises begin with dead weight. Most exercises involve an eccentric (lowering) and concentric (lifting) component. During the eccentric phase of an exercise, there is some energy stored as potential energy in the stretched muscles and tendons, which helps bring the weight back through the concentric movement. 

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The hips and shoulders are essential for safe and effective deadlifting. In this article we will share some videos from a program that focuses on the hips and shoulders. 

It’s awesome to see two of the best in the fitness business who are incredibly good at what they do come together to share cutting-edge information on what they do best. They show real-time breakdowns of the processes they use to train everyone, from professional athletes to weekend warriors, and even down to surgical recovery clients, and everyone in between.

Here are some clips from Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint, the new video series from Tony Gentilcore and Dean Somerset.


Pull-up Progression

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This information outlines volume progressions, context drills, tension development and a solid template that you can plug and play to help your clients and even yourself hit a new chin-up personal best.

Have you ever had trouble squatting or deadlifting with both feet pointing in the same direction? It could be a muscle issue, maybe flexibility or maybe it’s the fact that your hips aren’t even the same shape or point in the same direction.

Hip Integration

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In this video, you will understand why our hips are very different and forcing a symmetrical position or set up on them could be causing imbalances through the legs and hips.

How do you build a strong deadlift? What training techniques work and what doesn’t work? If done right, there are many benefits you will reap when you deadlift.


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Get to know the step-by-step basics on how to deadlift the proper way and solutions for common mistakes to ensure safety, and that you are getting the most benefit out of this awesome exercise.

Do you experience pain when lifting weights or after pressing or pull-ups?

Scapular Motion

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This video will show you tips and tricks on how to develop shoulder stability while maintaining full mobility to maximize function and performance as well as prevent injury.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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