Going to start dead lift, but I have proper form questions :hs:

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  1. Plan B

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    I'm going to start dead lifting, but I have no idea what proper form is. A lot of things I've read have different answers :wtc:
     
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    i'll cheeck it out, thanks
     
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    Cool links.

    Correct deadlift form is easier to learn technically than correct squat form.
     
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    start light bro.

    and make sure you keep your back straight.
    i found sumo style = win
     
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    So I started with 95lbs and felt/looked like I had good form, did 2 sets of 10.

    Then I went to 135lbs and did two sets of 8.

    I must've had something wrong because my lower back started getting sore/stiff.

    I put the weights back and continued the rest of my routine, stretching my back every few minutes.

    Now it's just a little tight, not so much sore. Maybe my muscles just weren't used to that? :confused:
     
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    Have someone watch (or better yet) record you. It's impossible to get a feel for your form if you're killing yourself trying to get the weight up.

    As for the back pain, any new exercise can and will lead to new pain - especially something as taxing as the deadlift. I remember some lower back tightness when I first started deadlifting too. So long as it's a "sore" pain as opposed to an "injury" pain, you're fine. Just get it warmed up before you go heavy and as your lower back gets stronger, the pain will go away (well, until the 'real' pain sets in!)

    (omg hi)
     
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    What your experiencing is normal, as far as sore/stiff, is normal. Though if it turns into a stabbing or pinching, then you might need to be concerned
     
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    just start with 135. the bar is too low to the the ground lift properly with anything less
     
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    I had deadlifting down really quick...took 2-3x longer to get my squat form down.
     
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