From the vault: Common power lifting technique faults causing low back injury
For those who have experience treating power lifters….or if you lift yourself, you will be aware of these two scenario’s and how they should be avoided at all costs in order to prevent a low back ‘blow-out.’ For all of you new lifters, or doc’s who find themselves with a lifter on their table, these tips will be of great value to you and your patient.
The video reviews two concepts – 1st is the use ‘pre-loading’ or ‘feed forward tension’ which prepares the body for the lift (which will make you stronger) while simultaneously stiffening the spine to prevent spinal segmental buckling (“blowing out” your back); the 2nd the the idea of catching the weight to prevent the bounce when the weight is dropped.
P.S. Fast repetitive dead lifting for time is a good source of patients 😉