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Old 04-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Deadlift PR 500lb x5

Realize form is probably a little bad, but this was a 50lb PR for 5. I find switching from mixed grip to double overhand last week has made a world of difference. Hit a PR on my 5 rep max and my 1RM last week.

http://youtu.be/66KmTclomgc (WFS Except some animalistic Grunting)

Was 227.5 kg
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

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Realize form is probably a little bad, but this was a 50lb PR for 5. I find switching from mixed grip to double overhand last week has made a world of difference. Hit a PR on my 5 rep max and my 1RM last week.

http://youtu.be/66KmTclomgc (WFS Except some animalistic Grunting)

Was 227.5 kg
What kind of difference does it make for you? (other than obvious increase in your PR). I've only pulled mixed grip, just curios.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

I don't about those shoes you were wearing and your back was rounding really bad. You need to control the weig.....

nah just messin'. Good work man! I need to get that for a single someday. Major props
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

Good stuff Everett! Happy to see another using double Overhand hook-grip for deads.

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

Beast.

I may have to try double overhead on a heavy dead next time. Not like the mixed grip lately.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

First, props. That's big weight.

Second, I saw some low-back rounding and I'm surprised others haven't commented on it. It looks like you never truly set your back into complete extension, and you're missing some flexion in your hips which is being compensated for by flexion in your low back. In general, a no-no. It wasn't hideous, and I realize this is a max effort lift; but because you don't even start with correct spinal extension, it is something that should be worked on. Hit the mobility hard (always a good idea), and maybe try setting up for your deadlift differently to see if that makes a positive change. (Try prioritizing spinal positioning and loading the hips rather then setting hip position first and then trying to straighten out the back.) Really focus on starting with those hips back.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

Agree with previous poster. You never set your lower back and it only gets worse as you do more reps. This is all because you never drop your hips down. Good effort but your form needs work.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:40 AM   #9
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

I usually prefer lifting double overhand with straps, but as straps are not allowed in competition I would switch to mixed grip once I get over 300lbs. I never liked pulling with mixed grip as I always felt a little off balance when pulling. The hook grip kills but I feel much better on the pull.

I do realize that my starting position should be lower to set my back but I also forgot to mention that I have an artificial knee and I do have solid mobility restrictions in my left knee and left hip. This makes it hard to get my hips very low to get full spinal extension.

Been working on my mobility since my surgery in 2005 and this is about as good as its going to get.

When squatting in powerlifting meets I often get called on depth for my left knee as it can't get much past parallel. But that is only 1 red light and only need 2 white lights to count. This also makes pistols suck as I don't get to alternate legs, its all right.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:12 AM   #10
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Re: Deadlift PR 500lb x5

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I never liked pulling with mixed grip as I always felt a little off balance when pulling. The hook grip kills but I feel much better on the pull.
I am the same way...I used to only do mixed grip and always felt one side was off balance. Doing the Hook-Grip does suck, I tore my thumbnail off a few months ago from it.

What I find helps a lot for the pain is grabbing 2 pieces of athletic tape (1 for each hand), tear them in half lengthwise (making 4 long pieces). After that, tape the base of the thumb and the top towards the nail (Leave a small space open so your thumb can bend). It will still hurt, but will hurt a bit less.

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