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Old 05-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
Daniel John Mason
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advice on deadlifting please

i have just started deadlifting 3 weeks ago and had a session with a personal trainer to work on my form (to help my knee after years of ligament ruptures), when i was with him i was repping out with just the oly bar alone and form was good. then we weighted it up and did a few singles which were also good.
but when i get tired or load the bar too heavy my form goes terrible,i am spot on on the lifting phase but the lowering part of the lift seems to make me hunch and not get my butt down. this happens 3-4 reps into my 5 rep strength lifts or 8-9 reps of a lesser load when i get tired. anyone have any tips on the lowering phase of the lift? i try to keep shoulders back,chest forward,back straight and butt back but the weight seems to pull me onto my toes and forward making me hunch over! cheers

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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Re: advice on deadlifting please

Lowering the bar is the exact reverse of lifting it.

Don't relax/lose pressure at the top - keep everything tight.

Most importantly, and this is the root of your problem - and I'll yell it

THE HIPS MOVE FIRST!

Just like in a squat - hips go back first, then everything else follows. If your hips don't move first then everything else goes to crap.

Think about lifting the bar - the last thing you do on the way up is open your hips. Now when lowering, the first thing you do is move your hips and start closing them.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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Re: advice on deadlifting please

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but when i get tired or load the bar too heavy my form goes terrible,i am spot on on the lifting phase but the lowering part of the lift seems to make me hunch and not get my butt down. this happens 3-4 reps into my 5 rep strength lifts or 8-9 reps of a lesser load when i get tired.
Then don't do that. If you've just started deadlifting and especially since you are dealing with form and injury issues, then you should stay at weights/reps that you can handle with good form. Like all other muscles, the stabilizers you need will gradually get stronger.

This exact issue is why many people think doing high rep deadlifts for time is a bad idea.

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