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Use Your Hips More & Your Low Back Less

One of the first things we look at when people come into our office with low back pain is how tight their hips are. 

When hips are tight, weak, or unused, then the low back tends to take more of the load. This means our low backs are more likely to fatigue and become irritated (painful). 

We have to start using our hip muscles more so we can use our low back muscles less. And that’s where this movement comes into play. 

Knowing how to hip hinge is the first step to knowing how to deadlift. Even if you aren’t into lifting weights, EVERY one deadlifts multiple times in a day, every time you pick something up off the floor. 

We often train this exercise using a broomstick in order to cue you to truly use your hips instead of rounding your low back. 

Give this exercise a try! If you deal with low back pain, want better form while lifting, or just want to take care of your body as you get older, give us a call today! 

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