Since I've started getting into some personal training (non athlete), I've found that at least 75% of my clients can't perform a deadlift or bent over row correctly. They all lack the flexibility and strength to maintain a neutral spine. The rows end up looking more like a shrug. It doesn't even matter if I lighten the load, they just can't bend over far enough.
Also, I’ve found the same people can’t DL in a straight line. They have to pull the bar around their knees because they can’t sit back far enough while bending over.
Have you found the same to be true?
Besides flexibility and slowly building their strength, is there anything else I’m missing that can help train them to do this? What would you do with a client like this EC?
Do you think ART therapy will help this?.. My spinal erectors in the left lower portion of my back are way bigger than my right side. It is easily visible when I bend over. It looks like a big speed bump. It’s gotta stick out an inch more than the erector spinae on the right side. It’s also much tighter to the touch. I’ve pulled it before a long time ago on pulling on a boat, could it be from this, or is this some kind of unintentional hypertrophy from something that I’m unaware of?