GM's: which variation is best to up my deads?

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    Mojo New Member

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    which form variation of good mornings is most benefical for deadlifts?

    the only one i tried were bent leg/bent over GM with the barbell. not sure if my form was correct but my lower legs were straight, ass would stick out like a squat as i bent over, barbell on upperback (again, like a squat), and bent over about 90 degrees looking straight/up... does this sound about right?

    i checked the GM's vids on this site http://www.midwestbarbell.com/videos.htm but the demo clip of the straight leg and the bent leg good morning looks the same to me:dunno:
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    best ones to simulate deadlift are chain suspended gm's. make sure the barbell is at a starting point over your toes otherwise its more of a suspended squat
     
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    the gym dont have chains, but they do have a power rack with safety pins:dunno:
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    that will work
     
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    the problem with pin sus GM's is that it is very hard to get situated under the bar and most of the time people never really get their hips right.....hence the use of chains. If you ae doing them off pins, set the pins a little higher than you would have the chains.


    On a side note, didn't you just start lifting? If so leave this shit alone and just focus on the simple stuff. There is no point in specializing, and "weak link" crap when you aren't perfect or damn close with your form in all of your lifts.
     
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    i been lifting for a good 4 months working on 5th. i mainly focused on deadlifts, squats, and bench and other shit that was floating around OT F&N. i have good form of those 3 lifts, im looking for optional exercises that could help me out on those as my numbers are embarassing for my weight:o


    whats the mistake people make with there hips?
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    hips being too far forward making it more of a squat. theres really no point to doing them if youre still pretty new. just work on more full range stuff you need to build more of a base before you start doing specialty lifts. Just do regular good mornings youll be better off
     
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    Can anyone post a vid of GM's off the pins?
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    no pins or chains jack ass
     
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