1. You can’t lift correctly if you can’t move correctly
I knew I was prone to overextending my back when I lift a barbell overhead, but I always assumed I could correct it. One issue I didn’t realize: My tight hips were tilting my pelvis forward, which made proper form impossible. “There’s always that cue to keep your ribs down and engage your abs,” he said. “Almost no matter what you’re going to be flaring out, and you’re going to be hinging at that low back.” His takeaway was blunt: “You can’t cue yourself out of a mobility restriction.”
The fix: First, recognize all your mobility limitations, because even tight hips can affect overhead movement.
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