Troubleshooting the deadlift when your hamstrings are tight or you are tall!
One thing I often hear from new clients is, “Kettlebells hurt my back.”
And it’s true.
Kettlebells can ABSOLUTELY hurt your back, like bad.
But so can lifting groceries, sneezing, reaching in the backseat of your car to hand your kid a snack (this happened to me!) and sitting all day long.
You see it’s not really the MOVEMENT or what it is that we are moving (kettlebells, groceries, our own bodies), but HOW we are doing it.
How we are leveraging the strength and power of our body to move weight is what makes a movement safe or not.
It’s what determines whether a movement is painful.
And for sure, sometimes we have to modify some movements to better ensure that we are moving in a manner that is favorable for OUR UNIQUE body, and that’s absolutely OK!
Today I am showing you one of the many strategies that I’ve shared with the members of my Kettlebells For Cool Kids kettlebell training course, how to modify a deadlift or a kettlebell swing to help avoid back pain!
Check it out below!
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Sarah Smith is on a mission to help women conquer their pelvic health struggles and build STRENGTH and SKILLS!
She is a strength coach, RKC2 Kettlebell Instructor, Original Strength Pro Instructor, certified personal trainer, postnatal fitness specialist and pelvic floor and gut health advocate with a Masters in Soil and Agricultural Science.
Sarah works online and in Raleigh, North Carolina.
She is a Believer, wife to her best friend, Jeremiah, a mom to three boys and one English Bulldog.
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