Deadlifted 185 for the first time - am I doing them wrong?

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  1. Voltaire

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    I tried deadlifting for the first time a few days ago. I did 10 reps of 185. I think I may have been doing them wrong (maybe poor form?) - seems like too much weight for a beginner. I just started going to the gym a few months ago.
     
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    185's not much
     
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    I was surprised the first time at the gym when I did about that much and it was pretty easy. So you should be ok, as long as you have the right form like mentioned above.

    Also, what is the purpose of the grip with those? I usually just do them both overhand because that alternate grip feels weird. Are they supposed to be done that way?
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    generally, yes, you don't want to be squatting the weight up. dave tate wrote a really good article on the top 10 deadlift mistakes, let me find it.
     
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    here it is , see # 10 specifically

     
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    i have a hard time with keeping my hips close to the bar.. i guess thats why i have difficulty getting the heavier weight off the floor.. the lockout is easy once i get it up.. my hammys are almost parallel to the floor when i start..hm, i need to fix that.
     
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    Hmmm. I think I have been squatin it up for the most part. Oh well, least I know sort of early.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    185 can be a lot or a little... My lower back is super weak so despite the fact that everything else could handle more, I can't do much as of now.
     
  13. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Guest

    I started off at like 35 pounds on each side. Now I'm doing 275 pounds.
     
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