i suck at deadlifing. failed today and bad form :wtc: *vid*

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  1. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    well today was my first time seeing myself deadlift. i THOUGHT i had good form but it sucks :o i also failed 425 miserably but I could've easily predicted that ahead of time because i'm still dead from my max squat/bench monday. i took a vid of my 365 pull to show how bad my form is :hsd:

    what do I do to fix it?

    365 Pull click me

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    i didnt watch cause im at work, but if you want to fix form my advice would be less weight, and concentrate on getting your ass down, drive with the legs to start the lift, then use the back
     
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    Get your shoulders behind the bar and pull "backwards".
     
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    :werd: i think i've been slowly edging closer over time. I used to stand quite a bit farther back from the bar.

    sr20 - 365 isn't that heavy for me.. i could've repped it a few times. i'm definitely gonna be working with less weight in the future until I fix my form
     
  5. Sgt. Dignam

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    didn't seem as though you were driving enough with your legs, and you used a lot of your back.

    try getting as close the bar as possible and leaning back, driving with your legs and shoulders back.
     
  6. xSteveO

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    get your ass lower and almost squat the weight off the ground, then use your back and hammies to pull it to your body
     
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    thanks for the tips guys. i will definitely work on this stuff.

    so should I stick the bar farther out in front of me when I start or should I lean back more and be upright like a ATG squat?
     
  8. xSteveO

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    if you stick the bar more infront of you, then you're gonna be pulling it with your back and hammies. Stick it a few inches outside of your ankles and lift
     
  9. Sgt. Dignam

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    no no no no no...why do you think that a lot of the powerlifters get bloody shins?
     
  10. GuOD

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    thanks will try. gotta work on my flexibility for sure :o

    guess i'm lucky I haven't injured myself yet :hsd:
     
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    they don't look where they're walking? :dunno:

    I think I gotta work on the pulling back technique before I get that close because I don't wanna have to pull around my knees.
     
  12. Sgt. Dignam

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    check out some professional powerlifters doing their deads, try to get some that are the same angle that you tapped yourself at and watch the differences in lifts.
     
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    :werd:

    I stand narrower when I DL than my full squats so I donno if that's too narrow. I find the wider my grip gets the harder it is to hold :hsd:
     
  14. xSteveO

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    watch the higher rep videos. most form goes out the window with max lifts
     
  15. xSteveO

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    keep the grip close. It's less distance to travel and not putting your hands at a weird angle, so you'll be able to grip more
     
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    There are lots of different pulling styles. I can't watch the video here so I won't comment on you're form, but if you look at elite athelites, you will see very different pulling styles. Guys with huge legs and big squats tend to use leg drive to power from the floor to near lockout. Guys with backs etched out of granite damn near stiff leg the weight. Gotta find what works for you.
     
  17. Sgt. Dignam

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    I agree with this, but when you see the vid you'll see that he needs to stick to a standard conventional pull utilizing his legs more than his back.

    I feel that the correct form on a dead starts with the driving of the legs and at the mid point to 60% is where your back comes into play and you lock out.
     
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    my back is much much stronger than my legs and i'm not very flexible which is probably why my deadlift ended up with this crappy form. gonna work on it and post some more videos in a few weeks hopefully :x:

    do any of you guys think my lower back rounds too much? i'm always trying to make sure I keep my lower back flexed and not rounding but it doesn't look that way in the video :hsd:
     
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    Take your shoes off when you are pulling... those look like bball shoes and aren't ideal for the DL. It looks like you are pulling off your toes. Drive your energy through your heals... pretend like you are trying to push the ground away from you. Get your shoulders back, pull back, and drive your head back.
     
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    my shins are always torn up man :o
     
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    butt down, drive through the heels

    i used to have the same problem... put on tall socks if you're worried about the bar dragging up your shins... whenever i forget mine, i draw blood
     
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    bar tends to hit my shins sometimes :wtc:
     
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    that is not a bad thing
     
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