deadlifts... arched or straight back?

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  1. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    during the lift, do you keep an arched or straight back?
     
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    are you serious?
     
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    I arch as hard as possible generally.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    always do exactly the opposite of HER's advice :rofl:

     
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    Lower back - straight
    Upper Back- rounded sometimes when going heavy
     
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    I'm currently on Christophers routine, and when I get to the 4th or 5th rep of the 5th set, it's hard to keep the upper back straight, as much as I try.
     
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    You cannot be fucking serious.
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    how hard was it to give a straight answer?
     
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    rounding your upper back is fine as long as you aren't rounding your lower back. driving your head back will help a lot
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    thank you. i wasn't suggesting that you round your back at all, i was just asking if you should do straight VERSUS arched.
     
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    i believe it's dont ROUND your back. i do a slight arch to keep my back from rounding
     
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