The Flat Back

Angel with a solid sumo deadlift.

Sometimes athletes get confused when we talk about the lumbar curve. We say the back has a natural curve to it and that we want to maintain that curve.  But, what does it mean when someone looses their curve? And what is wrong in too much curve?  The important thing to remember is we want to minimize spinal movement under load.  We are looking for a stable trunk that doesn't change as we move. 



3 rounds for time of:
10 Deadlift
50 Double-unders