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Old 08-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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deadlift form check

Thoughts on my DL form? I am relatively new to lifting and had a bad time with deadlifts when I first started. Just trying to keep that neutral spine. Thanks all!

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: deadlift form check

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Thoughts on my DL form? I am relatively new to lifting and had a bad time with deadlifts when I first started. Just trying to keep that neutral spine. Thanks all!

http://youtu.be/EyQmdOMvzs0
Other than your head position you seemed fine.

Keep the head in line with the spine. Don't strain it trying to look up when you start. Look straight ahead so your spine/neck is straight and as you 'stand' up your vision/head will track along with it. Eventually when you are done you will be looking straight ahead.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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excellent advice. Thanks
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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Re: deadlift form check

I agree with Shawn on the head/neck position.

I'd also add that when you lowered the weight, your knees slightly pushed the barbell out. Let the barbell get past your knees before you start to bend your legs. As the weight gets heavier, if your knees bend too early and send the bar out and away from your body, you will have a harder time with the lift. Go to about 0:17 of the video to see what I mean.

Other than those two things, which are both minor and easily corrected, you looked great! You'll be getting more weight on that bar pretty easily if you keep doing deadlifts with consistent good form
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: deadlift form check

Good stuff all, thanks for the help. Glad I wasn't really far off. Starting Wendler this week and trying to keep it as safe as possible. Will post some of my more questionable (oly) lifts later this week.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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Re: deadlift form check

Like Adam said get your knees out of the way, sometimes butt back more will help with this.
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