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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    A chance to rate someone's deadlift form.

    I took my cell phone with me to the gym today so I could get a video of me deadlifting. I hit a PR with 350x3, which is quite a bit better than the 345x1 I did last week.

    My lower back was rounded quite a bit compared to how I normally pull...which actually worried me while I was watching the video. I'll definitely make sure that doesn't happen again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U5Lhdxzp2g - Spider Man version.

    www.hootpie.com/350x3.avi - regular version

    I'm going to go take a shower...the video is processing on youtube right now so you may have to wait a minute or so.

    Edit: I just watched it again...does anyone else notice that I straighten my legs until the bar passes my knees, then I bend them again? I think I do that because of the way I'm built...if I don't straighten my legs out, my knees get in the way of the bar (is that normal?).
     
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    :rofl: it's upside down
     
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    yeah ur form is terrible... ur frickn on the roof!
     
  4. yamaha_rgx

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    I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to deadlift on the ceiling.
     
  5. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    :roflwtf: happened...the video I uploaded was right-side up :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Nev Active Member

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    I deadlift infinity from the ceiling.
     
  7. hootpie

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    I'm uploading it to my own server...it'll be done in 10 seconds.
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    controlled eccentric with anti-gravity boots? :cool:
     
  9. hootpie

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    I don't fuck around son. :rofl:
     
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    your traps and rhomboids are really disproportionately weak. do some rack and face pulls
     
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    Yes they are. I've always had really bad posture (I think it's from growing too fast)....I'll add those workouts, thanks.
     
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    also i'd stick your chest out to retract your scapula and prevent/reduce rounding your shoulders forward
     
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    I will...keeping the lower back straight/arched isn't a problem, but doing the same for the upper back is. As for keeping my ass down...I just can't get any lift out of my legs for some reason. I know the goal is to push through your heels and pull backwards, leveraging your body weight to pull the weight back and up, but I can't seem to do that.

    I think the problem is with my legs being too weak and the way I'm built. I hurt my knee a few months back and just recently got back into squatting and added front squats as well. I squat ~135x6 right now and front squat 95x6. I need to build up my leg strength.

    As for the other thing...it seems as though I can't pull the weight backwards and push through my heels because my knees get in the way of the weight. How can I fix this? I know I have poor achillies flexibility, so should I try putting some 10's under my heels as I continue to work on my flexilibity?

    I'll try that too, thanks.
     
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    I thought I'd add that I had about 10 people stop what they were doing to watch me. It's a sad state of affairs at your gym when you draw a crowd on a 350lb deadlift :rofl:
     
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    PooTube messed up my video...what error are you getting from the other one?
     
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    look like sldl's too me.. you lock out (with your legs) almost immediately and then pull
     
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    Yeah :hs:...what's weird is when I do actual SLDL's, I can only do 245x4. I must be using some sort of leg thrust during my regular DL's.
     
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    :dunno:...try playing it with VLC?
     
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    DW, redownload it..
     
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    Raise the roof.
     
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    The lower back rounding is not typical, but the upper back is...I'm actually quite surprised I did it. I don't know if it's a mental or physical block, but I can't keep my knees bent...I either think or know my knees are going to get in the way of the bar coming up. I'll keep working on it though...I have a feeling if I can get my legs into the lift that I'll be able to do at least 405.

    I don't know what my 1rm is. Last week my 1rm was 345 :dunno::rofl:. I guess right now it would be around 375 or so.

    The weird thing about my DL is that my sticking point is off the floor...if I can break the weight off the floor, the rest is history.
     
  22. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Thats because you round your upper back. I do the same shit and mine is off the floor also.
     
  23. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I let my upper back round (intentionally) and my sticking point is above the knees
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You probably have a stronger upper back then, that and glutes
     
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    Back is far too curved. Lower weight
     
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