What can I do instead of pull-through?
The alternatives to the cable pull through are exercises that mainly target the gluteal muscles without the need of a machine. These exercises include the banded pull through, kettlebell swing, barbell hip thrust, deadlift, and dumbbell squat.
Are cable pull-throughs the same as hip thrusts?
The cable pull-through is done standing while the hip thrust is done with the lifter laying with their back on a bench. These are both hip-dominant movements, but the pull-through more closely mimics a kettlebell swing while the hip thrust is designed to facilitate heavier lifting.
Why does my back hurt during cable pull-throughs?
If back pain is your main problem during deadlifts, it might be because you move from the wrong places. The pull-through is a great exercise for learning how to move from/with the hips and glutes while making sure the spine is kept in a stable position.