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Old 01-12-2015, 01:37 PM   #3
Zach Long
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Re: Back Tightness during WODs

deadlifts and KB swings frequently lead to heavy/frequent loading of the lumbar spine in mild amounts of flexion. I would say try doing several sets of "press ups" (Google it) and see if that relieves some of the tightness. If so, pay close attention to your low back during these exercises for subtle lumbar flexion. Maybe have someone check you out as you do a "hip hinge" (search for aaron swanson hip hinge for a good article on this) and see how your core/ lower body motor control is during the hip hinge which is the fundamental pattern used during swings, deadlifts, oly lifts
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