Need Help on deadlift form...

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Martin Atchet, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. First off sorry if this has been talked about, which I'm sure it has, but I don't have a sub so I can't search.

    When I DL i can keep my back arched and lower back straight until right about when my fingers reach the bar. When I grab the bar it seems like for the life of me I just CANNOT keep my back from getting rounded. I feel tightness in my groin area like my hips won't go any further and the only way to grab the bar is to round my back.

    Is this purely a flexibility issue or do I have week hips or something? This is seriously frustrating because I've been at this for almost a year and I just can't do it. I hate it.
     
  2. mandrew

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    try to sit back more.... I can keep my hips pretty high and still have a flat/arched lower back when doing things like Romanian Deadlifts, and the key to it for me is trying to sit back. Personally I imagine sticking my ass as far back as possible while keeping my shins from bending backward or forward.
     
  3. Yeah I try to sit back but I don't want to be using too much of my quads.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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  5. Thank you. I know what a deadlift is supposed to look like I just can't physically get in that position.
     
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    the more you sit back the less quad you're using... sitting back puts emphasis on the posterior chain which is your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.
     
  7. Ah ok. I will give this a try again but my back seems to always be rounded no matter what.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I found at my lighter weights it was harder for me to get into the correct positions. Until it go high enough to allow for the weight to act like a counter-leaver and not have me fall over backwards.
     
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