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Old 09-14-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
Justin Gross
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Deadlift form check

I'd like some feedback on my Deadlift form.(wfs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2LVw64fWMs

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Old 09-15-2008, 08:00 AM   #2
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Re: Deadlift form check

Not a bad deadlift. Your back is not quite neutral but not dangerously rounded and does not become more rounded when you lift, so no significant issue there.
The over extension of the back at the top of the lift is not recommended. It may never become a critical issue with you in terms of injury, but all you need to do is stand up straight with your chest high at attention (shoulder blades squeezed together).
You could have some issue with craning your neck back at the start of the lift. If you ever get head aches or neck pains, this is probably the cause.
The basic mechanics are all pretty much in line. To me this is a good example of "good enough". If you seek perfection you could clean it up a bit more though.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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Re: Deadlift form check

if I were you're coach, i'd be looking for a lot more extension in the lumbar and thoracic. However, it's passable I guess. Safer/better technique will improve your performance more over a longer period of time. Hence better=more weight, eventually.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: Deadlift form check

They looked pretty good to me. Work on reducing the lumbar arch if you can; I think usually a hamstring issue. Overall the rounding was not bad, and like the others said, it doesn't get worse from start to finish.

I know it's heavy, but work on lowering it safely as well, instead of dropping it the way you do. If you're gonna drop it, I say just drop it from the top, rather than half-lowering it and then letting gravity overtake you... probably a bit more injury-prone the way you're doing it now.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: Deadlift form check

I forgot who said it first, but "Good is the enemy of great."

Thanks guys, I'll keep working on it.
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