The key to keeping your back flat = packing the lats?

Mike Tuchscherer commented on one of the Reactive Training Systems blogs and made an interesting suggestion:

Try to pack your lats down more at the start. The key to keeping your back straight isn’t trying to keep your back straight — it’s packing your lats down. It’s a flex of the lats that squeezes the bar in tight against your shins.

As someone who has had trouble keeping their back flat on the deadlift I can say this is an intriguing notion and something I’ll have to play with!

Source: http://www.reactivetrainingsystems.com/blogs/entry/training/2012/12/19/week-1-day-2-14

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