deadlift crew. few q's

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  1. GuOD

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    Gonna try to get my deadlift form good again tomorrow and I think I might've found my problem.

    How would should my feet be for conventional and where should I be aiming to have my hands holding the bar?

    I think my stance was a bit too narrow making it harder to get my ass down.
     
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    shoulder width?
     
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    Guod, I think what you need to do is find a good training partner, does anyone else in your gym do deads, any strongman, PL type dudes? Asking for help on the net is one thing, but having someone show you right in front of you is another.
     
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    Whatever is comfortable stance wise IMO. some people like more narrow, and some find they pull more with slightly wider.. toy around with it , and see whats best for you
     
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    I was taught to have my feet very narrow and hands just outside of your thighs. This worked for a while then I eventually modified my stance to work for me and now I'm going to sumo.

    This was one of the better form pulls I had with my narrow stance:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lisNf4Q9eGo

    Then I moved it out to about where I rack pull, which is shoulder width stance.


    Lance Mosely also has a very good medium pull stance:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5aWrNqGf7I
     
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    I'm just having a ton of trouble getting my ass down/chest up. I've been trying at home and I just can't do it. I don't know whether it's hamstring flexibility or what. When my ass goes lower I round my lower back and hunch forward :dunno:

    Is it worth me trying sumo style?


    Edit: Wow your feet are really narrow. I think that's how narrow I used to stand. But it also looks like you guys round your lower back :dunno:
     
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    If you really want to learn, go to a PL gym... there is a garage gym on Greenwood and Danforth nicknamed The Anvil
    Gym Name: The Anvil
    Owner/Manager: Clint Harwood
    Address: Greenwood and Danforth
    City: Toronto
    State/Province/Country: ON
    Email: [email protected]
    Notes: Powerlifting comes to Toronto! Sure it's a garage gym, but we have good equipment, lifters and music.
     
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    My lower back never got round... its nearly impossible to round your lower back when you are driving your head back as hard as you can.
     
  9. GuOD

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    How did you find that?

    I'd love to work out at a gym like that when I get stronger! Do you think those guys would even want to help someone like me? I'm pretty pathetic in the grand scheme of things. Maybe they charge for lessons or something? :hsd:
     
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    Most guys will go out of their way to help you, in my experience

    had a few random strangers come up to me in my PL meet and give me tips, one guy even offered me his belt because the judges were asking about mine for awhile. had a guy teach me how to wrap my knees better after i squatted for like 15 minutes as well as give me DL tips
     
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    I see what you're saying. Maybe I need to focus more on keeping my head pulled back/up. I try to focus on having an actual arch (like inward curve in my lower back) but maybe I should just try to focus on keeping it straight/head back and see how it looks.
     
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    Most powerlifters love coaching new lifters and are happy to help, regardless of experience level. Hell, we had one dude that was a 55 year old massage therapist who had never touched a weight before come to southside and train. One of his clients was a PLer from our gym and he got interested.
     
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    I think you be right.
     
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    Great thanks a lot Maine. I will try again tomorrow and take some vids. If I still suck I'll get in contact with Anvil gym.
     
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    Exactly since I started at my gym back in December alot of the veterans, strongman, PL type guys love to give advice, help out and push you because they've been there for years. IMO its the best way to learn.
     
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    And dude dont be afraid of what your lifting, everyone starts somewhere.
     
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    Your problem is probably flexibility and core strength.
     
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