Sounds like he is fine… just needs to work on mobility.
that includes his calves, hamstrings, hip etc.
The exercise isn’t wrong for him, he is wrong for the exercise, at his current state.
Fix the mobility (there are a million cures out there) and I think it will aid him ALL over the gym/life. (Defranco Agile 8 is a good start)
Pulling Sumo might make it easier for him, out of a flexibility standpoint, but sumo-deads also emphasizes different muscle groups as compared to conventional, or trap-bar.
How are his abs? I’m not 6’6 but early on I had lower back mobility issues because my front-core was shit and couldn’t take over when it was supposed to stabilize my upper-body(which is the function of the abs/core). [/quote]
Yeah I have him stretching the hamstrings and hips, calves as well cause when he stretches his hamstrings he feels it mostly in the calf as well. I really would like to see him pulling conventional, as he is doing the starting strength program and I would like to see him put more emphasis on the posterior chain with his deads than the hips. And he hasn’t noticed his abs being a glaring weak point, and neither have I. I think its mostly that he’s just weak all over (only 175lbs at his height). Thanks for the reply btw. I’ll have him work on mobility. I was just curious as to when we would realize wether it is a mobility issue, or an anthropometry one.