What's going on with my DL form?

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Doing rack pulls today I noticed that on the heavier sets when I set the bar down and stepped away it was crooked on the pins, like this:

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    (obviously less of an angle). That is, the bar would be closer to my right side and further from my left. Is this as simple as a strength imbalance?
     
  2. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I think you might be looking too far into it.
     
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    Jesus... you are dropping a metal bar on metal pins, its going to move. One of the pins is probably bent a little.

    Stop thinking, start lifting.
     
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    wtf, do you think I'm that stupid? :rofl:

    When I'm done, I set it down, and my hands are positioned 4-5 inches different - the left being forward, the right being close to me. I believe this is a muscle imbalance and I am trying to figure out what I need to work on.

    With a bad back I am obviously a little hypersensitive to something that may be generating torsion on my spine.
     
  5. MaineSucks

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    are you using an under/over grip?
     
  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Double overhand. It's just comfortable.
     
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    Wut? Sounds like you're doing over/under.

    That could be the casue or as Maine said, it's a round metal bar being set down on other round metal bars, it's going to move.
     
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    Well, I don't, I only do double overhand, and second, we can rule out the bar rolling :rofl: This happened on four sets today, more distinctly on the heavier sets.
     
  9. jmezz

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    If anything you probably tweak to one side when you rip up and when you set the bar down your body is tweakin back to it's original position and the bar gets sideways from inertia.

    That's if I read your superior diagram and explanation correctly.

    Again, not really something I'd spend a lot of time trying to diagnose.
     
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    Say you do find out it's a muscular imbalance. Is that going to change anything about this movment for you?

    Probably not, plus, it's probably foot spacing being slighly off, maybe you twist a little and don't notice it when setting it down ect, I really woudln't worry too much about it. It's happened to me and I didn't freak
     
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    No, it's going to be something that I would work to correct to ensure that I am not placing an uneven load on my back.

    I mean, I enjoy the ER as much as the next guy, and Demerol is always fun coming from a needle so big it echoes inside, but I'd like to skip further injuries :o
     
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    i mean if i didnt see a huge gap in my db row numbers, or one of my lats and traps wasn't drastically bigger than the other I wouldn't think much of it.

    also could be that you are more comfortable with more weight in your dominant hand and you control the weight setting it down better on heavier sets with your right hand, but let your left hand drop faster...

    idk man
     
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    This makes more sense to me.
     
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    Hypochondriac.txt
     
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    My three months on disability and two back surgeries, let me show them to you.
     
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    I used to worry why I was setting the bar down crooked on deads but I figured out it's for that reason.

    I would do a heavy triple or a 1RM and while my right hand would be able to guide the weight down better, my left was less comfortable and would end up off-center. Same with heavy shrugs, left hand's grip fails first.
     
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    well try over under and see what happens
     
  18. erok81

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    That happens to me as well one side ends up being farther forward

    Also using double overhand.
     
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    videotape yourself if youre that worried about it lol
     
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    what the hell
     
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    i heard of this guy with the same problem and he ended up tearing an erector, better get your back looked before something happens!
     
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    if you do over under make sure you rotate the right and left hands between sets or at least between work outs.

    i didnt do this and my right trap was way bigger than my left after a couple months. i still think its uneven to this day.
     
  25. CPop

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    Here is a thought. If you're pulling crooked, stop. Pull straight. Just fix it and stop being a nancy about it.
     
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