“Yoga can be extremely beneficial for athletes following intense workouts. In this article we will focus on yoga poses for High Rep Deadlifts(HRD) and Max Effort Deadlift (MED). Deadlifts are an amazing functional movement that we perform almost every day when lifting something off the ground, though maybe because of the weight of the object you don’t always feel as though you are doing an “official” deadlift. This movement is often thought of as dangerous because of the strain it can put on the low back, but if done properly it is one of the best movements you can go do to gain overall strength within the body…
Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Split): Hamstrings
Start kneeling, with the toes un-tucked, and extend one leg out in front. Flex the foot of the straight leg and point toes straight up. While maintaining a flexed foot, keep a slight bend in the knee to prevent hyperextension. On an exhale, gently fold forward over the straight leg. Fingertips come to the front of the shin or the ground on either side of the leg. Keep the hips hugging together and reaching the extended leg’s sit-bones back toward the back heel. After thirty seconds to a minute of inhaling and exhaling through the nose, switch sides.
Parvirtta Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge Twist): Low Back
Start in a runner’s lunge with the right foot forward, back left knee down and back toes un-tucked. Squaring off the hips, place the left elbow outside of the right knee and bring the hands to touch. Inhale to lengthen the spine forward and on your exhale, gently twist to the right. Allow the hips to soften towards the ground and the spine to twist. After thirty seconds to a minute of inhaling and exhaling through the nose, switch sides.