Deadlifts are a key functional exercise for everyone. If you or a client are unable due to injury or other limitation to perform full range of motion deadlifts, find methods of reducing the ROM at least temporarily. Set the pins in a power rack to the lowest level and deadlift from there, or use blocks from which to lift and onto which to lower the bar through a limited ROM. Remember, weight is not the key ingredient—the movement is. Read Scale This
in Issue 20
of the Performance Menu for more on scaling movements.