F*%k ... tweaked my back

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  1. Riconosuave

    Riconosuave New Member

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    Deadlifting this afternoon :( I didn't want to make a rucus, so I was controlling the weight on the way down. On my last set, as I was lowering the weight, I felt a twinge in my lower back. I don't think my form was quite perfect either as I was going down. I don't know why, but I still finished out my last two reps. Should have just got the he11 out. Screw everyone else, from now on, I'm letting the weight down fast! Luckily, it's not bad. I can walk, run, jump, etc without pain. Only in certain positions will I feel the slight strain in my back. Should be fine to pull again next week :x: My own fault. I'll know better from now on.
     
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    i just let it hit the ground, who cares what others think
     
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    Riconosuave New Member

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    You just drop it from the very top of the lift? Still got your hands on it though, right? Also, someone told me that the alternating grip is supposed to help you keep the weight close to your body, thus back in proper position versus two overhanded grip. True or no?
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    Yeah, I just let it freefall after I lock it out
     
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    ive only done that when I have too much weight and im not repping
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i don't know if that's accurate, as far as i know double overhand is better for your back as using a mixed grip causes your spine to twist.
     
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    Riconosuave New Member

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    My back is pretty stiff right now. As soon as my back feel ok, I'm getting right back into gym so I can work on my dead lift form. Ever since I started pulling a couple weeks ago, I think I'm a bit obsessed. I just want to dead lift.
     
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    The only thing that twists when I use alternate grip during DL is my arm. The rest of me stays the same.
     
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    controlled drop ftw
     
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