The hinge is a fundamental movement pattern that we as humans perform on a daily basis and there are many different exercise variations that one can adopt. The hinge movement typically involves the hips moving in the horizontal plane and the degree of effort biased towards the hips will be impacted by the degree of knee flexion and movement of the hips in the horizontal and vertical directions.

In the videos below we will cover the following:

  • Hinge patterning – Stick along back, anterior hold, posterior hold
  • Kettlebell Deadlift hinge patterns – central hold, bilateral suit case hold, unilateral load hold, elevated range of motion load.
  • Barbell hinge patterns – Conventional deadlift from floor, elevated deadlift (rack pull), stiff leg / RDL pattern, posterior spine load hold (good morning).

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