One of the most fundamental human movements is the deadlift, also know as a hip hinge.
Before I started teaching fitness, I had no idea what a deadlift really was, nor what hamstrings were responsible for in human movement
My first fitness mentor taught me from the ground up: what a hip hinge was, the most basic version only using the bar, and how to connect to the hammies & glutes thru this and other functional movements
What you don’t see in this video is the past 7 years of working on this movement pattern. If I go back 6 years my progression was doing RDLs at around 95 lbs. Occasionally implementing single leg DLs w/ very light/no resistance.
It’s not important at all how much you can lift or how many reps, other than in relation to yourself
Rather, what is important is learning how the body operates in order for that to translate into making your life better on an individual level
Almost everyone should know how to hip hinge, deadlift, lift resistance from the floor, or however you want to say it.. because if you stand on two feet, you need your posterior chain to operate properly daily. This can optimally be executed by challenging this pattern on a weekly basis, and performing it daily.
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