Exercise Video of the Week: Training the Round Back Deadlift
The Round Back Deadlift is unquestionably more dangerous than a well performed neutral spine Deadlift.
Used correctly, though, the Round Back Deadlift is a great tool for teaching advanced lifters how to fight out of the thoracic flexion (collapsed upper back) that often occurs with near maximal Squats and Deadlifts.
While movements such as Snatch-Grip Deadlift and Goodmorning variations are helpful as well, they only train the upper back to remain strong isometrically. The Round Back Deadlift, however, allows the lifter to train the upper back in a dynamic fashion which provides separate, albeit important, carryover to lifting near maximal weights.
Training the Round Back Deadlift
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