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Old 10-20-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
Michael Boyarchuk
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Deadlift Form

Hi Guys, i've been zoning and CF'ing since Jan and feel great! I wanted to see what you guys think of my form on these two sets.

ALL comments are appreciated unless there about the shorts, you can keep those to yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLFTPEEhAJo WFS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VQARZEZcTw WFS

My previous 3 rep max was 272# both of these are 292.2# sets 4 and 5.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: Deadlift Form

The shorts are allright. What's with the gloves??

You have long femurs so your hips are going be somewhat high on the set-up. But you need to drop them a little more while keeping your chest up so you can flatten that low back. When you do that make sure your hips and shoulders are moving at the same rate at the beginning of the lift. Of course, standard diameter plates would help with both of those. It looks like you're pulling with 35's.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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Re: Deadlift Form

Thanks for the advice John. I wear the gloves cause the bar I have has a rough surface at both ends to help with grip but it would rip the hell out of my hands.

The bar and weights are the "cheap" kind that have a small diameter which really makes it tough for my height. I hope to get bumper plates and a new bar soon but I might make 5” high boxes to rest them on while I wait.

I will focus on the hips next time – does it matter if the knees are really bent? I’m guessing it’s fine as long as I straighten them out first on the lift right….
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Re: Deadlift Form

The bar should be in contact with your legs throughout the lift. You're asking for a lower back injury by having it float out there. Changing your setup as John suggested should help this.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:34 AM   #5
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Re: Deadlift Form

Seems it isn't very hard for you, I agree you should put the bar hard against your shins and keep it there, otherwise the leverage would not only screw your lifting weights, but your lower back as well, as Danny mentioned.

I would also advise you to ditch the gloves, it increases the distance between your hand and the bar, which interferes with your grip, and I'm pretty sure there are other reasons as well.

In addition, it seems your back isn't quite straight, but it might be an illusion reflecting from the video.


Fix these, and you can pretty surely add some pounds to your deadlift, along side with reducing your chance of getting injured.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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Re: Deadlift Form

my lower back is tight/sore today... If i'm doing perfect deadlifts will my back not be affected at all?

again thanks for all the tips guys i'll be sure to post a new vid sans gloves and with better form
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:43 AM   #7
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my lower back is tight/sore today... If i'm doing perfect deadlifts will my back not be affected at all?

again thanks for all the tips guys i'll be sure to post a new vid sans gloves and with better form
It probably will, but it shouldn't be the only thing that is sore.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:48 AM   #8
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It probably will, but it shouldn't be the only thing that is sore.

It is...so we obv have a problem.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:08 AM   #9
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It is...so we obv have a problem.
Maybe so, but don't sweat it, its probably a minor one, and no problem is a problem if you fix it on time.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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I wear the gloves cause the bar I have has a rough surface at both ends to help with grip but it would rip the hell out of my hands. .
Yeah, but since you commented on the shorts it left the door open for getting pimped on something else. It's not like I wanted too..

But honestly, super rough knurling can ruin your day. For a while it was badge of honor on here to have pictures of your hands all bloody. I imagine folks realized that just messes up your workouts for a week or more.

Try taping your bar during the heavy sets. If it's a really cheap bar and you don't care, file that knurling down a little.
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