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Old 09-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Dead lifting.

I was able to get a video of myself deadlifting this weekend, and I think my form looks pretty sad.

Any sugestions? Load was 435.

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Dead lifting.

Yeah, you need to be tight as you start the lift. Open up the chest with a nice tight/flat/arched back (whatever you liked to call it).

Did you fail holding it or was it just too much weight to lower? That was only half the work of a DL.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: Dead lifting.

Oh my god.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:14 AM   #4
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Oh my god.

that bad eh?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:24 AM   #5
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Re: Dead lifting.

You're back extension, particularly towards the lumbar end, is going to need some serious work. You will pull another 150lbs when you get it right, no problem.

But you should be taking a seriously big step back and going into remedial mode.

Ever seen the superman?

http://www.criticalbench.com/exercis.../superman4.jpg

maintain this sensation while pulling
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:02 AM   #6
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Re: Dead lifting.

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Yeah, you need to be tight as you start the lift. Open up the chest with a nice tight/flat/arched back (whatever you liked to call it).

Did you fail holding it or was it just too much weight to lower? That was only half the work of a DL.

I think this covers it pretty well. The drop makes baby Rip cry.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #7
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that bad eh?
Yeah. Are you really not hurting your back doing this?
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:26 AM   #8
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Re: Dead lifting.

This is an image of the starting position. Might I suggest getting a copy of Starting Strength? I will say that dropping a deadlift is good way to get kicked out a gym, especially the kind of gym that likes deadlifts.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:48 AM   #9
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Yeah. Are you really not hurting your back doing this?

No.. never have not even a twinge... been dead lifting over a year now...
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #10
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Re: Dead lifting.

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You're back extension, particularly towards the lumbar end, is going to need some serious work. You will pull another 150lbs when you get it right, no problem.

But you should be taking a seriously big step back and going into remedial mode.

Ever seen the superman?

http://www.criticalbench.com/exercis.../superman4.jpg

maintain this sensation while pulling
thanks for the advice... Im not sure where to start with this though. I have been dead lifting for a year and when I get into the start it feels like my back is straight, and ive asked other lifters to watch me, and they say it looks straight to them as well. I have no access to a coach, or trainer(unless i want to do spin or "core" classes. Ive read Power to the People, and several other books on lifting, and as far as I could tell I was doing it right. Until I saw this video I had no idea it was so off. Im just not sure how to fix it now that Ive seen it.
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