The shoulder joint (and its connective muscles, tendons, and ligaments) has a greater range of motion than all other joints in the human body, which provides a very wide array of movement. The group of muscles and connections that combine to facilitate this movement is called the rotator cuff. However, the extremely complex anatomical structure that provides so much flexibility in movement patterns also unfortunately make the shoulder joint quite susceptible to injury, especially to those who spend a lot of time in the gym pushing and pulling heavy iron. So if your shoulders are constantly in pain, there is a good chance you have irritated and inflamed the joint and need to take a look at 7 reasons your rotator cuffs hate you!
Generally, there are two basic “sticking points” on the deadlift, be it conventional or sumo. You can get stuck just after the bar leaves the floor, or you can get stuck on the lockout portion of the lift. While this article is not an end-all to solve-all, I will tell you about the two most common problems with the deadlift and how to correct them. Most people will fall into these one of these two categories. If you require additional assistance, please, consider hiring a coach.