If you find you are often pulling up with a tight or sore lower back after deadlifts then you need to watch our video.

There could be a few different reasons for this but a common one that is often missed is the correction of a lumbar lordosis in the setup of the deadlift.

If you have been told you have an increased lumbar lordosis (your lower back concaves in more than normal) and you do deadlifts as part of your training please follow our advice in the video!

You want to make sure that you’re not lifting with your lower back in an extended position. You need to correct the lordosis into a neutral position before you lift.

In the video we show you how to correct this. It involves tucking your lower ribs in to take away the extension in the lower back.

You obviously don’t want to put your back into flexion so make sure you stop at neutral (flat back).

Try it out when you next deadlift and comment below on how it felt and how you pulled up.