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  1. meervincent

    meervincent New Member

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    i started doing deadlifts 2 weeks ago. i know i should have started them way earlyer but i did not. anyways i was wondering what a good wieght range s for my wieght. im 5'7" 145 lbs and today i did 170lbs for 8 reps x 4 sets. is this good or bad for just starting? any info would be apreciated
     
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    A friend of mine competes at 148 and is pulling mid-500's for reps. So, you suck.
     
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    lol thanks, im not a competitor. im pretty new to lifting (4 and a 1/2 months) and only 2 weeks of deadlifts. but that gives me something to work towards
     
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    how hard are they, hows your form?
     
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    do whatever you feel you can..?
     
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    my form is perfect, thats why i dont lift to much on them yet. i want to train myself to have good form now so when i do progress to a heavyer lift i can hold good form. at 170 there only a modorate difficulty

    edit: a guy that lives down the street from me is the trainer for the local ohl team, i had him help me with my form
     
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    make sure your form doesn't blow, start with whatever you can lift, and as long as you're progressing then keep doing what you're doing

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    its not bad for how much you weigh but first time couple weeks i ever deadlifted i was probably doing around 280 , and im sure there are people who deadlifted more than me when first doing it so...
     
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    it's fine?
     
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    im gonna up it to 200 mid this week and see how i do. thanks everyone for the info
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Its not important what weight it is, just make sure your form doesnt suck. Its like this guy comming up to me at the gym and asking me how I do flys "with so much weight". I told him he should just keep on doing what he can untill he feels he can do more.
     
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    How do you know your form is perfect?
     
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    look at the edit, i had someone help me with it
     
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    what's the point of deadlifts? What muscles do they workout?
     
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    edit: fixed
     
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    post a gif of them being done. I'm too scared to do them at my gym because i don't want to be ridiculed since i don't know how to do them.:o
     
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    uhh yea.....it's simple, you bend over, grab the bar and stand up...


    make sure you LOWER back is arched, other then that pulling style depends on personal preference....
     
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    Don't let your LOWER back round, it is perfectly fine to round your upper back.

    This has been discussed in here MANY times and every time we all come to the conclusion that it is fine to round your upper back. But, the rounding of the upper back is up to the individual, I personally fell stronger with my upper back arched hard while christophers prefers to round his upper back.
     
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    did you do your max effort? i rememver you were pullin 275 for reps and I suggested you try to load up 3plates.. how'd that go?
     
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    I think your doing good at that... I'm 5'8 170lbs and I just started them not long ago too, right now I'm doing 8 reps each 185, 205, 215...

    In all honestly I have found that trying to match weights with people is just stupid. Just like on bench and everything else, speed and form plays a big part, so just make sure your using good form, and working the muscles properly...
     
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