Gone are the days of cuing people to excessively arch their lower back during the deadlift. It's an unstable position and it doesn't do any favors on the spine.

Instead, I try to educate my athletes to adopt the canister position, which nudges the pelvis and ribcage into a more stacked position. This is a stable position, a bit more spine-friendly, and will likely allow you to lift more weight.

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