Deadlift help

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  1. Neo22

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    Anyone have a good link for a side profile of a good deadlift, maybe some articles on getting flexibility to do them without the back in spinal flexion? My main problem is doing them from the floor, i have a long torso and short legs so its been a pain to do them in spinal extention
     
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    I too have a long torso and shot legs. Is it your upper back or lower back that is rounding over?
     
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    Breathing into my stomach worked wonders for keeping my back straight
     
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    This is the correct way to breathe anyway so it'd do you well to learn it in general.
     
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    its my lower back upper is flat
     
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    hey ceaze, what's your opinion on rippetoe's methods for squats? i see alot of conflicting information with some saying his squats use too much hip drive, not enough quads, etc.

    just curious what your opinion is.
     
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    KG, what is your end goal with said squatting, if its to put up big numbers, then rippetoe's methods are fine, if its for hypertrophy of the quads, then it isn't.
     
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    i usually go ATG because it's easier on my knees. lately i've been using more hip drive because i thought that was the end-all-be-all way people were supposed to squat.

    i'm on the fence between hypertrophy and strength. i'd like 315x5 ATG squats but not if my legs are going to be small and weak looking.

    similarly, i wouldnt mind more size on my legs but dont want them to be weak.
     
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