So I think there's something wrong with my GM form

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  1. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    Yeah, big surprise, I know. :rolleyes:

    Anyways, it feels like I work the lower back far too much once I start adding some weight past maybe 60 lbs. or so.

    I'm keeping my core tight as I go down, while pushing my butt out and bending at the waist with a slight bend in the knees. Am I really just that weak?
     
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    Sounds pretty normal. I would get terribly sore, back pain-ish for a few hours after doing GMs, whether it was with just the bar or 100lbs... Bend more at the knees, perhaps? It should resemble a SLDL for the most part, at least from the waist and below
     
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    whats your dl and squat numbers? 60lbs is pretty weak
     
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    Holy shit only 60lbs? Maybe your lower back is just super weak.
     
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    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    well, i can DL 140, and yes, that's correctly

    i went on exrx and it said that if you have hamstring inflexibility that you need to bend your knees more. maybe that's my problem?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    You say that like 140 is a lot of weight
     
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    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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    maybe he meant 'yes i know thats's incredibly light' :dunno:
     
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    nosnikliw0 I am the cheese.

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  9. There are many ways to do GM's...straight leg, bent knee, and arched, straight, or rounded back. The further you take the bar to parallel the more it works your back. I only take the bar down halfway when I want to work the hamstrings and they are still sore from tuesday. The max that I use to do GM's for reps is 135 while my max DL is around 335 so about 40% of my DL. My lower back is fairly weak and it sounds like yours is too so get it up to shape before upping the weight
     
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    actually, i didn't
     
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