We've had a few requests for Mobility Mondays requesting a post about mobility for deadlifts. Most of the questions are around hamstring tightness. We could do endless posts focused on improving your mobility for a deadlift, but honestly, everyone's problems may be different. If you feel you are having serious issues with your deadlift, we recommend going to a strength and conditioning coach or a physical therapist (preferably one that focuses on mobility for athletes), as they can truly diagnose your weak areas.
So to keep things simple in this post, let's go over a drill you can perform after a workout or on non-deadlifting days in order to release some of your hamstring tightness. The best part about this drill is that all you need is a lacrosse ball (or softball works too).
Check out this video we found from Paradiso CrossFit explaining the "Hamstring Smash" myofascial release technique for the hamstring.
For more mobility and stretching drills, check back every Monday! Feel free to comment below with special requests as well!