Thread: Deadlift form
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:39 AM   #4
Brian Hand
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Paul, I personally have never felt a thing in my lats from DLs, but they are involved somewhat in the lift. As long as the bar is very close to your shins, and your back is flat, there is some leeway as to what's the right form. Some of the greatest DLers of all time used almost straightleg form, some pull like they squat. Just don't let your hips rise faster than your shoulders, that's when you get into big trouble. Your individual proportions and body mechanics may recruit the lats in an unfamiliar way.
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