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Old 09-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
Eric Lamontagne
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Deadlift form check

Attempted deadlift for the first time without shoes the other day and felt an instant difference. I have been working a great deal on keeping a flat back with squats and deadlift lately, any other pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Re: Deadlift form check

A couple of things:

- your core is not tight on your setup and it's causing your back to round as you initiate the lift, which will take its toll on your lumbar discs. Set up with your hips a bit higher, your shoulder blades pulled back, and your abs braced. Take up the slack in your arms by tensioning your hamstrings from the beginning.

- your hips and shoulders rise at different rates. You want them to rise at the same rate - I.e. keep the same spine angle - until the bar passes the knees. One the bar is above your knee, then stand up the upper torso.

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Re: Deadlift form check

Good call taking the shoes off. I'm sure there's a good argument to either side of the shoes on/off argument, but I prefer bare foot or minimal shoes.

With that being said, if you're going sans-shoes, try ditching the socks too. Sometimes socks can be slippery on that polished wood floor, and your body may try and subconsciously try and compensate and throw off your form. You want your feet planted, and that's hard to do if you have slippery socks on. Just my $.02.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:55 AM   #4
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Re: Deadlift form check

I actually wondered about myself, but wasn't sure if that was typical so I kept the socks on.

Thanks for the feedback. I definitely noticed my hips going quicker than my shoulders, seemed a little less severe in the second rep. Definitely something I will be focusing on going forward.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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Re: Deadlift form check

Try the top setup (ala Kelly Starett). Get organized and tight at the top, then bend to grab the bar keeping your spine neutral while bending over. He's got a few videos about this.
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