Deadlift Movement Prep – Warming Up For Your Deadlift

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a sumo deadlift exercise against the wall with barbell. By performing this exercise drill against the wall you are having to teach a hip dominant movement pattern that requires one to have both a more vertical shin position and upright trunk position which reduces the shear force through the lumbar spine compared to the traditional narrower stance deadlift.  This is often what I may prescribe to those coming back from injury as part of their movement and technique learning phases.  The sumo stance is a great variation on the conventional stance as it can often mean those who have previously had issues with their lower back to continue performing these or modified (rack pull, elevated deadlift) exercises.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Heath has a particular interest in exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.  He has completed ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Course, Powerlifting Association Level 1 Coaching Course, FMS and many more.  For all of your injury treatment and management needs, touch base with us at  Principle Four Osteopathy are one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.