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Tight Hamstrings and Hips

Hello guys,

I have been told that I shouldn’t conventional Deadlift from the floor because I have poor hamstring and hips flexibility, as a result my lower back always rounds at the bottom position. What stuff can I do to sort this out?

[quote]Bailey H wrote:
Hello guys,

I have been told that I shouldn’t conventional Deadlift from the floor because I have poor hamstring and hips flexibility, as a result my lower back always rounds at the bottom position. What stuff can I do to sort this out?[/quote]

Foam Roll mate

Hamstrings:-

Leg lowers, place one leg on a door frame (i.e. vertical) and the other leg on the floor. Raise the leg on the floor (slowly) up to the leg on the door frame. Slowly lower the leg that you have just raised up. Do 4 sets x 6 reps work both side.

Toe Touch Progressions:-
Again 4 x 6.

Hip Flexor Stretch 3x30 sec’s with One Leg Bridges in between (e.g. Stretch then into 1 leg bridges x 5)

Prone plank hold until your form goes sh1t, maybe a good start point would be 3x15 sec holds

Finish with 2x6 walking lunges on both sides

Good luck mate.

second time I’ve posted this today