Anyone experience inward knee rotation during dead lifts?

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  1. Moistfly

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    Title is pretty self explanatory. I've watched a lot of the video's posted here about proper form which I'm following as closely as I can. Viewed sideways the bar is coming straight up off the ground, dragging along my shins/thighs, bar is over the middle of my foot, back is straight, chest raised.

    For some reason though my right knee rotates inward when I start the movement, around the time the bar reaches my knee it stabilizes but it's freaking me the fuck out watching it rotate like that. It doesn't hurt at all during the movement or afterward but it's not normal right? Is it possible i'm turning my right toe out too much or too little? It happens with any amount of weight i've tried. Don't want to fuck up my knee :hs:
     
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    take off your shoes?
     
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    Force your knees out. There is more to it than that but it's a good start. "spread the floor".
     
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    Will do this next time.
     
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    I did notice that if I focused on pressing "out" instead of down most of the knee movement was mitigated but I was able to lift less weight that way rather than pressing down through my heels. I don't need to physically spread my feet further right?
     
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    Press out, with your heels
     
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    when I started deadlifting with my feet ~6" apart and with my shoes off I noticed the movement felt a lot more natural.
     
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    Going shoe-less fixed that problem for me.
     
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    if your knee rotates in its usually a problem with glute/piriformis not firing off. Strengthen then and then come back
     
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    are your feet straight forward or angled out a bit?
     
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    Angled out slightly, ~10 degrees from straight. Maybe 8-10" apart
     
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    If it was purely a strength issue wouldn't significantly lowering the weight remedy the problem? I was doing sets @245 ( :o ) when I noticed the problem, went down to 135 and it was still happening.
     
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    no, just go do it dude.
     
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    I had the same problem with squats, you really just need to focus on forcing your knees out.
     
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    any excersizes for the piriformis? I've got piriformis syndrome.
     
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    Doubt anyone cares but barefoot + feet a little closer together = success. Actually being barefoot seemed to improve my balance a lot anyway, I didn't catch myself rocking back onto my heels like I have occasionally in the past.
     
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    barefoot felt amazing, I don't think I can DL in shoes again. my vibram fivefingers are on their way to my house via UPS in a few days :bowdown:
     
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