Please critique my deadlift form!

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  1. fusion210

    fusion210 New Member

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    I never got a chance to watch myself do this or have anyone tell me if I'm doing it wrong. :o
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    I try to keep my back strait, but obviously it doesn't start out too strait because my hips are so high.

    Definatly going to try it with lower hips next week.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. deadbolt

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    keep the bar closer to your body
     
  3. KingGargantuan

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    i thought shoulders supposed to be behind the bar?

    and you have a rounded back for every rep = bad. put some arch in it.

    reset at the bottom. looks like you're not quite bouncing, not quite resetting.
     
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    dmaestro New Member

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    first of all, get your ass down. second, get behind the bar.

    more thrust from your hips, but you should get that once your ass gets down.

    and lose those faggot board shorts and get some proper workout gear :greddy:
     
  5. Skeletor

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    You want to arch your lumbar spine at the bottom of the rep, not just at the top. Try to straighten the thoracic area so you can get your head a little higher


    Tuck your chin before looking up, this helps me get my cervical spine straighter (and also straightens the thoracic area a little more too). Keep your abs tight and read up on t-nation about pelvic tilt and how that effects core stability during lifts like the DL. You might try getting a foam roller and doing some thoracic spine mobility work with it.
     
  6. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    wow it seems like you really overthink the deadlift :o

    i just keep my lower back arched so i don't break it, grab hold and pull :wavey:
     
  7. Skeletor

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    I have a lot of time to think about these things :o
     
  8. Skeletor

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    btw, i thought you said you were fat :squint:
     
  9. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    my main goal is becoming posture these days. walking around with my camera gear (15+lbs backpack) just ruins me in the traps/shoudler area by putting extra weight on my bad posture.

    but I find having a naturally rounded upper back helps me DL :sadwavey:
     
  10. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    well i'm @ 200~ and probably over 20% bf

    i have a really skinny frame, huge hips, lotsa fat, little muscle
     
  11. Skeletor

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    caught me before the edit :rofl:


    If you're really interested in posture I'll post some good articles from t-nation. I hope you like to read :x:
     
  12. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    PM me those links. I lost the T-nation one when my comp crashed
     
  13. Skeletor

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    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=314nean2
    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=315nean2
    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=04-004-training


    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=07-016-training



    Main things I've taken from these articles is that you need to mobilize your thoracic spine (foam roller has worked great for me) and stabilize your core, a large part of which is your pelvic tilt. I just work on those things when lifting and focus on my posture frequently throughout the day and mine has improved quite a bit from the spine
     
  14. Skeletor

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    oh shit i was thinking you were the original poster in this thread :o my bad



    I have a narrow frame too... Even as my lats get bigger and wider than my hips, there's still an area around the obliques that is narrow so I have a slight hour-glass shape :o


    but straightening my over-arched lumbar spine helps that area flatten out actually, you'll be surprised once you start working with it how much your posture can effect appearance of the midsection.
     
  15. GuOD

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    hourglass crew :hsd: :greddy:

    I've been considering training my obliques in an attempt to look like King Fridge rather than the hourglass
     
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    lower back is rounding some....other than that dont overthink it.
     
  17. Formz

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    you're barely bending your knees. get lower.
     
  18. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    :rofl:

    You sound like Bill Nye.
     
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    :noes:
     
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    You listen to shitty music....there's my critique...

    :o

    (just joking, I don't know enough about anatomy dynamics to help you :hsd: )
     
  22. ACLdestroyer

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    I never understand why people do the extra pull at the top. No reason to pull your shoulders past the lock out. :dunno:
     
  23. fusion210

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    Thanks for the advice guys, and the links!

    No wai, I workout in anything but shorts/pants with the belt loop on the back. :o
     
  24. rebs

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    where the fuck are your clothes dude
     
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    what the...........
     
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