by Dareck Cordell, Certified Personal Trainer
A Deadhang is a good strengthening and stretching exercise that can be added to the end of any workout. A high, overhead straight-bar is all that is needed. Although this exercise is simple, it is important to maintain good form. The bar should be gripped with thumbs wrapped, arms straight and approximately shoulder width apart, and the back and shoulders should stay engaged. This should allow for the torso to be stretched and the spine to decompress. This exercise can be done in sets or one maximum effort. Grip width can also be varied for comfort or preference.