Kyphosis? Maybe Not! (Rounded Back Deadlifts)

If you coach the deadlift, you will find that some people simply cannot get their backs extended all the way. After a while, you quit trying to get the picture-perfect deadlift and just the best back extension you can from a client. Looking at the clients, I found that those who had difficulty were often of a particular body type. They either had long torsos, short legs, short arms, or some combination of all three.