Breathing and Bracing: How to stabilize the spine for heavy lifts

Squats and deadlifts are the bread and butter of creating a hormonal response to training. This month, IFAST coach Brandon Brown talks to you about making sure your spine isn’t the weak link to adding strength and size. Get ready for some whiteboard talk, some tactile cuing techniques, and some exercises to use to teach proper bracing during big lifts.

For further reading, check out the following research article.

McKean, M. R., Dunn, P. K., & Burkett, B. J. (2010). The lumbar and sacrum movement pattern during the back squat exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, 24(10), 2731–41. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e2e166

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