“Broken” Neck Position
Where does one begin with this train wreck? Ok, peeps what will move first from this posiition? Think about it…. The athlete’s ass will be first to move and it will move upward via the knees straightening out to make more room for the barbell. This defect will take the hips out of the movement by having them too far away from the center of gravity. When the but moves up we will see more overextention/over arching. Remember wheather you are in flexsion (rounded) or Overextenion (over arched) you are NOT in an optimal lifting position. From the floor all the way to lockout the athlete will be out of position and they “fall behind” the momentum of the barbell.
Neutral Head/Neck Position
The back is flat and there is no slack in the lower body. The athlete will be able to use his hips as a hinge point. The lifter will be able to stay on top of or ahead of the momentum that he generates. This style creates a stronger more efficient pull for deadlifts or cleans.