When it comes to first exposures to the deadlift, the biggest obstacle is often hamstring flexibility. No thanks to tight hamstrings, some athletes are physically unable to reach the bar on the floor with a straight back. Rounding the back to meet the bar is not an option. A safe and acceptable option is to raise the bar to a height that the athlete can reach while maintaining a stable midline. In the photo above you can see that our athlete is working towards getting full range of motion and improving his hamstring flexibility. With practice over time, he will be deadlifting from the floor.
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