Final deadlift form question: can't get hips down while keeping back straight

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I have a long torso. I'm 6'5" with a 32" pant leg. Most of my height is in my torso. I'm having a lot of trouble getting low enough to reach the bar while keeping my upper back straight.

    In the past, I've always either had my hips up high (closer to a romanian DL) or my hips lower but a slightly rounded upper back.

    I can't seem to find that sweet spot where I get my shit looking like this:

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    What can I do to help me with this?
     
  2. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Blocks under the weights?? I have a similar issue ... my pants are 32 long and I'm 5 10 ...
     
  3. Ficus

    Ficus OT Supporter

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    this isnt a forum about how big your inseam is lol

    just put a 4" block under them and you will be fine
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I'm in a similar boat as you PaddoK (though not as tall as you), for me adding blocks underneath was always like cheating.
     
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    meervincent New Member

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    i like the block idea, but dont stick at one hight. if your stagger yourself down over time you may be able to adapt your body to the task. thats what i would do
     
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    hamstring flexability...
     
  7. BlackIce72

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    "Cheating" is relative.

    If you aren't competing, but insist on doing a lift incorrectly because that's what's competition legal, then you're definitely doing it wrong

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    Until you can get the depth and your back right, lift from blocks
     
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    My base gym has one of these. I love the thing.

    [​IMG].
     
  9. Hamster

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    Deadlift form is dictated by your skeletal anatomy, so not everyone is going to be able to match the form you have in the picture. The goal is to get your scapula above the bar, so the hips up high may be the correct form for you.

    edit: rippetoe on deadlift form
    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_RipDLAlignment2.mov
     
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    RICK RO$$ Active Member

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    what the fuck is this retard shit
     
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