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The deadlift

The deadlift

 

This exercise engages the majority of the body’s musculature with direct and indirect benefits on osteoporosis. Besides from loading the bone, the deadlift assists with fall prevention, grip strength and posture.

The movement should be controlled, not too quick or too slow. The start position for patients with osteoporosis is modified from the conventional deadlift, to have the trunk be parallel to the floor with the natural lumbar lordosis maintained throughout the exercise. The upward and downward movement should be controlled, not too quick or too slow.

The end position is standing fully upright in a spinal neutral position. Flexion at the spine must be avoided at all times during this exercise.





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