Deadlifts + me = do not work

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  1. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    My deadlift is not going up, and its the most uncomfortable exercise i've ever done. I've been trying to do them for well over a year and they just don't go up. I've gone from 95lbs to 135 in the past year, while my squat has gone from 85 to 175.

    There has to be some reason i'm not going up, my form is okay i *think*. I try to keep my back straight and use my legs to lift, but it always seems as though i'm using my back.

    Any ideas what i could be doing wrong?
     
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    any chance you could tape a rep or something? There are 16 year old girls pulling that for reps (no offense) you have to be doing something wrong
     
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    i know i must be, but its the most uncomfortable thing i've ever done. after each pull i feel so fucking tired and so fucking defeated that the rest of my workout is just shit.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    If those are maxes I suggest you get a hormone screen :hs:
     
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    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Like already mentioned, a video of your form would be the best way for us to give you feedback. Just guessing from your post, it sounds like a combination of flexability and form. While your form may "feel" correct it may be because it is the best you can manage due to flexability issues.
     
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    i've been trying to lose fat, so i will say i'm not eating "a lot". i'm seeing good improvement in squat though i think?
     
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    what are you reps and sets like? where do you slow down or stop during the pull?
     
  8. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Well, progress is progress. I just started out with a max squat higher than that before I ever worked out. :o

    I don't know if that correlates with test levels or what, because I never played sports or anything :dunno:

    edit: I'm not trying to shit on your parade, obviously you've made good progress! Would you do HRT if you could?
     
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    I'm 99% sure i've got gyno, as i've still got real breasts. Would HRT be a good idea still?
     
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    is it really necessary at his stage?
     
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    what's ur weight/height?
     
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    doing a 5x5, slowly putting on more weight each rep.. only 10 lbs though. starting at 135, adding 10, adding 10 and i get stuck at 155.. i can't pull it with my legs it seems.
     
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    5'11 weight goes anywhere from 185-189. Last year this time i was 225 of fat.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Meh I mean, if you've got an honest to god problem that you can get help for... why not besides maybe the side effects.
     
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    yeah at that weight, you should be lifting more... prob form like yoked said
     
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    you need accessory work, bad.

    hit your back hard with rows and pull ups and lat pull downs

    hit your lower back with good mornings and hold a plate behind your head and work your lower back on the 45 degree incline

    hit your hamstrings by making sure you are squatting a little past parrallel on every squat rep and do rack pulls.

    sounds like u just need to sack up and get some intensity going and actually TRY to lift or maybe you do need HRT :\
     
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    doing BB rows on mon/fri and trying to do pull ups on wed, then doing lat pull downs

    I'll throw these back in my regime

    Trying to do ass to grass squats, but once i get past 155 that gets a little difficult so its usually parrallel after that

    I'm trying my hardest, i can promise you that. There's no point in going in and doing a half ass job. I'm going on the 4th and 5th reps to failure
     
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    I'd echo ceaze's advice... good mornings are not a beginners lift
     
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  23. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    I find deadlifts to be a little uncomfortable too and mostly use my back/straight leg them up. I've gone up to 345x3, but I just feel like I'm pounding the crap out of my lower back. I do mostly SLDL's now, I feel they work more muscle groups for me.
     
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    maybe its because i'm slowly setting the weight down instead of just dropping it?
     
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    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    I would think it has more to do with your flexibility, your limb/torso length, how low you're getting your butt before you lift the weight, and which part of your body leads the lift (your head or your butt).
     
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