Lifting help needed

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    So I started the Christophers routine today after months and months of just doing dumb shit like shrugs and various curls and bench press. However, I find myself to really suck (which I expected).

    Bench I can do, no problem.

    Squats, I think I got, but I'm wondering if I should be doing Olympic squats or just regular ones.

    How far should I drop down when squatting? Should my hamstrings be parallel with the floor?

    Is it better to do squat a higher weight without dropping down so much, or to squat a lower weight and dip down to like ass behind knees?


    And then we come to deadlifts. I'm pretty sure I understand the form, I even tried using straight leg deadlifts and having a guy at the gym help me out, but I'm having a lot of trouble keeping my back straight when deadlifting. It happens right as I try to get the bar over my knees.

    Part of me feels like it is a result of my height (6'5"), but can someone advise me how I can practice deadlifts without arching my back, or just give some tips?

    Any help would be loved.
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    You are supposed to arch your back when you deadlift. Perhaps you mean that you are rounding it? Also, don't use your height as an excuse
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Uh...why in the fuck would you not want to arch your back during DL's? That's a good way to get injured.
     
  4. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    Sorry my error, rounding it. I'm having problems keeping it straight.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Ah, lower the weight and work on form. Also move the bar in closer to your shins, I used to round my back a lot and it was because I had the bar too far in front of me.
     
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    :werd: my shins get bloody sometimes :coold:
     
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  8. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    really? I kept moving the weight farther from me since I felt as though I had trouble getting it over my knees. Thanks I'll try that.
     
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    Katarn2086 I know exactly where we're going....where the fuck

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    the closer the weight is to your body, the better leverage you will have, making the lift easier. Something to keep in mind as the plates begin to pile up
     
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    As for the squats I'd recommend Oly style, so well below parralel.
     
  13. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    i prefer oly squats, hits the quads a lot better. i personally start out with oly then move on to wide stance

    if you're just working on overall strength and getting a decent 5rm i'd go with wide stance parallel
     
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    you will end up the same way :(
     
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    have you not read my posts lately?....'will' happened about a month ago
     
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    hah, I mean gone completely

    It only took them like 2 months to break you :)
     
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