Help Me Deadlift

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  1. Kenny Dalglish

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    Hey Guys,

    I want to deadlift but I keep reading things on how to do it properly and I just end up getting confused and I am never sure if I am doing it right. You guys have any pointers? Also where should I be feeling it? Back? Hammies? Both? Also how do you clear the bar without it touching your knees?
     
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    awesome...last video by kiknskreem helped alot.
     
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    thanks for that site.
     
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    load up a bar, put it on the ground, pick it up. deadlift complete.
     
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    .................................yeah :ugh:


    if u want to be like the 95% of people at the gym that do it wrong
     
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    take the bar, no weight, drag it up your shins to your quads, until your standing straight up. keep a big chest. rinse, repeat....add weight when your ready

    edit: oh yeah, keep your back straight during the entire lift
     
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    I see a lot of stuff reccomending that you look partially down to the ground when at the bottom of a deadlift but I've tried it and it always fucks me up and makes it harder to stay arched. Looking straight forward ftw.
     
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    Looking straight up at the ceiling works best for me
     
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    spine has to be neutral i think
     
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    watching those videos hurts my back
     
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    i think my main problem is the start of the lift.. i think i use my back and arms too much.. i should be starting with my legs right? also can someone clarify "keep hips low or high".. does that mean can ur ass up?
     
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    Troll somewhere else.

    Great collection of vids.
     
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    Bar needs to be closer to the body :cool:
     
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    If you're using a Rippetoe style deadlift, the bar should start moving the same time you do. Setting up correctly usually takes care of most problems. This is how he teaches the deadlift. It'll take care of your hip position.

    1) Stance - feet underneath hips, slightly pointed out. Bar directly over the middle of the foot (roughly 2 inches in front of your shins/over the shoelaces)

    2) Grip - Without bending at the knees, grip the bar. The width should be a thumbs width away from your thighs.

    3) Shins - Once your grip is established, bring your shins to the bar. This does not mean roll bar to your shins.

    4) Chest - Lift your chest up high and tighten up your back. It should feel that if you brought your chest up any higher the bar would come off the ground.

    5) Pull - Take a deep belly breath and Pull. Keep the bar in contact with your legs at all times - this may call for you to activate your lats to keep the bar in line. Hold your breath and back arch throughout the entire movement.
     
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    Thanks man.. will give this a try.
     
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