Have you been told that deadlifting is bad for your back?
If the person who told you this is your personal trainer, doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor, then it’s time to find a new one.
Deadlifting is not back for the back!
However, it may be “bad” for your back if you’re not prepared for the exercise. It may also be “bad” for your back if you don’t know how to deadlift properly. But in either case, it’s not the deadlift’s fault. It’s not a bad exercise. It’s just that you’re either not prepared for it, or you simply don’t know what you’re doing.
The deadlift is actually one of the first exercises we teach ALL of our patients who have lower back pain.
And we have amazing results with it. Teaching patients how to hinge at their hips and not constantly move through their spine is often very important in eliminating back pain. And keeping your back pain-free for a lifetime.
And don’t ever let anyone ever tell you that deadlifts are fine, but “don’t go too heavy with the weight.”
That’s non-sense. If you follow proper training principles and progressively overload your tissues in a safe and effective manner, your tissues adapt. You become stronger, more resilient, and mitigate your chances of injury.
If deadlifting aggravates your back or causes pain, that’s not normal.
Contact us to schedule an appointment. We’ll get you back to deadlifting pain-free FAST!