Low Back

How to: The Rocking Quad Stretch

How to: The Rocking Quad Stretch Stretch your quads with the rocking quad stretch Stretching your quadriceps can be done in many ways. The technique show in this video is active, with rocking of the torso helping to take the quads on and off tension. It...

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How to: Standing Straddle Stretch

How to: Standing Straddle Stretch Learn how to perform the standing straddle stretch Stretching your adductors is important as is strengthening them. The standing straddle stretch is both a stretch and strengthening drill. You can think of it like a wide...

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Measuring Your Ape Ratio for Deadlifts

Measuring Your Ape Ratio for Deadlifts Learn some cool stuff in this video? Check out our workshops here to learn even cooler stuff. Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Measuring Your Ape...

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Fixing the Laggy Leg in Single Leg Deadlifts

Fixing the Laggy Leg in Single Leg Deadlifts Learn some cool stuff in this video? Check out our workshops here to learn even cooler stuff. Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Fixing the Laggy...

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Weighted Hip Airplanes

Weighted Hip Airplanes Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Weighted Hip Airplanes If you haven't watched the open chain hip...

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Closed Chain Hip Circles

Closed Chain Hip Circles Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Closed Chain Hip Circles If you haven't watched the open chain hip circles...

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Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning

Isometrics for Better Handstand Positioning Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Follow Wes on IG @drweshendricks Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: Isometrics for Better...

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The Opposite Butt Wink

Improve Your Split Stance Follow The Movement Fix on instagram @themovementfix Upcoming workshop schedule Need more hip and low back mobility? Start with Day 1 of our Hip/Low Back Mobility Program for free: The Opposite Butt Wink | Ep. 115 | Movement Fix...

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Low Back Tightness During Deadlifts

When an athlete complains of low back tightness after a workout that has high rep deadlifts, kettlebell swings, or cleans/snatches (some sort of hip hinge movement) we have to figure out why that is happening.

There are many reasons this can happen, but one in particular I find quite frequently is when they round their low back during the last few inches of each rep (over and over and over again).

This can be a new lifter, but usually I see this complaint with this cause in people who have been lifting for a little while.

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How Different Squats Load Your Back, Knees, and Hips Differently

Different squats will load the main joints and associated muscles around those joints differently depending on style, bar placement, and weight distribution.

The main considerations are torso angle and shin angle. The alteration of those two variables is what will be the main way you can tell which joints are being loaded more and in which way.

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