Rounded back when maxing on deadlifts

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  1. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    Hey, is it typical to lose form when maxing on deadlift? I think I commonly see people's lower backs rounding out when watching videos of max deadlifts but I can't seem to find any vids at the moment. Is it ok to do this or should I avoid it like the HIV? I've always just kind of accepted that it happens but I was thinking about it tonight for one reason or another :)
     
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    ive been wodnering the same thing. at 5rm my back just cant stay arched.
     
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    keep the bottom tight, you can round the top though
     
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    slow down and take control over the weight rather than the other way around
     
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    that's what happens to me :hs:
     
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    if you keep your shoulders back and dont bring your butt up first it wont happen
     
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    too bad the best deadlifters stiff leg their deadlifts
     
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    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    because we're dealing with the worlds best deadlifters here dogg
     
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    if the back ever rounds drop it
     
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    what about pros? is it only the 1rm they do that?
     
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    fattdudes back was rounded in his PL comp IIRC
     
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    i hurt my back from rounding it.
     
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    It seems like a LOT of people do it wrong just to put up a big number and be able to brag about it.
     
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    hahahah oh boy i can relate to this thread :o


    I was doing deadlifts and my back was rounding at the top, not the lower back though. Some guy kept watching me do it and was like "eh yo... youre rounding your back. it's wrong. blah blah :mb:"

    I was like "I'm doing straight leg dl's :o"

    He's like "youre going to hurt yourself :ugh:"

    I got kinda pissed but after I realized he was just trying to help me out. I felt like a dick after :o
     
  16. wow 375 on a dead for a double.... you're a MONSTER!!!!! i would be jealous too.
     
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    i tend to round my back on 1rm as well on deads. when i do deads, i usually have a gym buddy their that watches me do them and he competed few years back. hes prob the only guy i take deadlift advice from and he never said anything bad about my 1rm lifts.
     
  18. yeah i know bro, you're a BEAST!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. N-Word-Jim

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    Okey, I guess I'll just stray from maxing and concentrate on my normal routine and form like I normally do.
     
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    always happens to me when i start getting around 1rm. best thing is to make sure you lower back is completely tight--as someone said before...you can arch your upperback without worrying about fucking your shit up.
     
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    thats why he missed the lift and why once your back rounds you should drop it
     
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    My opinion is if you can’t do it right, than it doesn’t count. Looking at how pro’s do it is useless unless you’re in a PL comp.

    Its like setting a new curl PB by swinging your upper arms for half the motion
     
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    I have less problems with rounding my back if I'm pulling sumo
     
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    ive never tried sumo

    easier/harder?
     
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    I feel more comfortable with it but I dont pull as much as I do conventional. I just do it to change things up. Technique is more important when pulling sumo than conventional.
     
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