View Full Version : Please critique my deadlift

Michael Leach
10-01-2007, 04:56 PM
I just started working on deadlifting and looking for suggestions/feedback.

This is the most weight I've lifted so far; its 135lbs - bodyweight for me. ;)

[link w/f/s]


Trevor Thompson
10-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Looks pretty decent Michael, though you could try and have the legs hips and back all come up through the lift together. Try and look at your video and compair it to this.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rh3FsjC3NiU (w/f safe)

Peter Dell'Orto
10-02-2007, 05:44 AM
One thing you're doing is something I did at first - you're bringing the bar around your knees on the descent. One the descent, I learned to think of sticking my butt out. That let me descend more smoothly, without that little swing around the knees.

One guy on the exrx forums pointed me to this article which helped a lot
(w/f safe)

Hope that helps. I'm no expert, but I recognize the errors I made when I see them again.

Davis Hart
12-06-2007, 01:51 PM
Maybe the video angle is messing with the perspective, but I think you should be careful about keeping your back straight through the lift - it seems as if you started to round a little bit towards the end. I think that Peter's comment about sticking your butt back further will help as it will require an active back to complete the lift.

Yong Tang
12-07-2007, 12:12 AM
taking a big breath of air before the lift helps keep the stomach tight and maybe it could help you have a tighter back, looks fine thoug.