If the bar doesn't rub against my legs when deadlifting ...

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  1. loading

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    Is it safe to say I'm doing them wrong?
     
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    It doesn't rub when I do them. I'm still trying to get my form right though.
     
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    I'm new at DL'ing but it usually doesnt rub my legs until above the knee.

    Today I made sure it touched all the way up, and the lifts felt easier than usual...then again I'm in my first week of 5/3/1 so I'm not using much weight.

    after rereading it, I dont know if this post was worth a shit:rofl:
     
  5. kit99bar

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    depending on your form, it can be an indication the bar is pulling your body forward (usually accompanied by hips moving up faster than shoulders)
     
  6. Uglybob69

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    If it doesn't most likely your hips are coming up early. The further the bar is from your shins the larger the moment arm on your low back too (more stress).
     
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    as long as you leave some blood on the bar your doing it right.
     
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