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  1. ralyks

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    Just uploaded it to youtube as .3gp from the bold, so excuse the quality. Let me know what needs work :noes:

    320x5 Squat
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    370x4 Squat -- I probably could've hit the 5th rep but it didn't feel like it.
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    320x5 Deadlift
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    370x5 Deadlift
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  2. MaineSucks

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    get your hips lower for the deadlift and don't fully reset like that. Don't touch and go but dont fully reset.

    You have a lot more in you if you used more leg.

    squats look great
     
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    dont lean back like that on deadlift
     
  4. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    get more into your quads for the deads. squats look good.
     
  5. 4cd-Air

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    way to much lean back at the top of the deadlift

    otherwise good
     
  6. ralyks

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    I was just watching the Mark Rippetoe vids where he says to keep your hips up and not use leg drive. Normally I do use them a bit more but the deads didn't feel any heavier.
     
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    what's wrong with doing a full reset?
     
  8. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    what? I dont think so he even advocates wearing a slight heel to get more into your legs and out of your back...
     
  9. solarian

    solarian ya heard

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    how come you let go after every rep? i thought you were supposed to hold on.
     
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    depends on your anatomy (torso:leg ratio) on which approach gives you more leverage. i have short legs relative to my body so i have barely any leg drive in my DLs
     
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    i agree
     
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    Why do you walk your squats out backwards? (or forwards in this case)
     
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    height/weight?
     
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    I think Eric Cressey mentioned something about fully reseting will mimic competition lifting. not sure if the threadstarter is maxing and competing though
     
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    I've always done touch and go on deadlifts but I've never had a problem getting weight off the floor so its never really been an issue. I like using that slight bit of momentum off the floor to build up speed and pull more explosively.
     
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    squats look great :cool:

    too much hyperextension @ lockout on the dls though like everyone else said
     
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    you can reset on deads without standing up... just loosen your grip when the weight is on the floor, tighten your grip, and pull it again :dunno:
     
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    Crap my legs are the longest part of me.
     
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    http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Deadlift_Videos
    2nd video, 1:40 in. I forgot about bringing my shins forward until they touch the bar though. Back to using leg drive :)

    This. I've never competed and don't max any more but read that you should fully reset. It used to help because my back would get pumps and it seemed to relieve them a little between reps. I'll try doing it without resets next week.

    No monolift? I have to get clear of the holders, and I prefer to walk it out front, then walk it backwards to rack. TBH it's never bothered me.

    As far as the leaning back :mamoru: I never realized it was that far. It's an old habit from reading to "try to push your hips through the bar". Thanks for pointing it out guys.
     
  20. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    MK: In Starting Strength, you discuss the importance of the quadriceps in the beginning of the deadlift to produce knee extension.You state, “The quadriceps must participate in the deadlift properly in order for the movement to be safe and efficient.” In this regard, you have recommended weightlifting shoes to better utilize the quads. Powerlifters are nearly always found deadlifting in some kind of flat shoe because it reduces the range of motion and makes it easier to get on the heels and recruit the posterior chain. From a powerlifting perspective, would the benefit of extra quad recruitment with weightlifting shoes outweigh the extra inch of the range of motion (ROM) on the pull and diminished posterior chain recruitment?

    MR: I have deadlifted heavy both ways. In my later lifting career, I switched over to weightlifting shoes and pulled my biggest deadlift—633 lbs—on two separate occasions. The shoes I wore were the old, Adidas weightlifting shoes that had a little heel (about 5/8-inch elevation from the ball of the foot to the heel).

    When powerlifters think about getting back on the heels, they’re putting the bar over the middle of the foot because when you start pushing on the ground with a heavy bar, that’s where it’s going to be in balance. If it’s behind the middle of the foot, you’re going to be off balance backward. If it’s in front of the middle of the foot, you’re going to be off balance forward. So we don’t really want to be on the heels. We want the bar directly over the middle of the foot. A better cue would be to push the middle of the foot into the floor. I like to think about the contact path directly under the bar and push it into the floor. That keeps me in better balance than doing it any other way.

    If I have a little heel under my shoe, that places my knee in a position that is a little bit forward, maybe three to five degrees more forward than it would be in flat shoes. This increases the quadriceps’ effectiveness off the floor because it increases the knee angle enough that it allows the quadriceps to open the knee up over a longer range of motion. Thus, the quadriceps has more work to do. It doesn’t increase the knee angle enough that posterior chain recruitment is diminished at all. The only way to do this would be to have enough of the heel so the lift would produce a knee angle so acute that it actually shortened the hamstrings from the distal end. We’re using the hamstrings from the proximal end to extend the hip. That’s the action of the posterior chain on the hip. If the knee angle is made acute enough that you actually put slack from the distal end into the hamstring you’re attempting to use from the proximal end, you diminish the effectiveness of the use of the posterior chain.
     
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    great squatting dude
     
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    Reset on deadlifts is fine and actually I recommend it when training.
    Don't know if you plan to compete in anything, but you are required to reset each time so there is no bounce at the bottom.

    As others have said, way to much lean back at the top of the DL.

    Squat looks fine. I would have pushed that 5th rep out.
     
  23. ralyks

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    Guess I misinterprated it in the vid. Will change up form next week.

    :wtc:

    375x6 next week!
     
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    If you're doing sets of 5, no need for 6.
     
  25. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    I'm a back puller too. That's why I know this...I have been trying to get my legs(quads) into it for the last few months.

    Judging by your squat I think you should be able to DL more. But real nice form on the squats.
     
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