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Old 07-11-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
Charles White
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Light deadlifts for form check

Heres Molly:

and Meg:

and Joanie:

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Old 07-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Re: Light deadlifts for form check

Not bad!

But wait, how's the progress on those Squats and the Overhead Squats?

Molly seems to have the good understanding that lowering the weight back to the ground should look exactly like you raised it. Meaning, the legs and back lower the weight together at the same rate. The other two girls don't use their legs enough to lower the weight...looks more like a stiff legged deadlift where the back lowers initially, and then the legs bend to finish lowering to the ground. The legs and back work together at the same rate on the raising and the lowering.

I'd also keep those heads a little more in line with the spine, looking at the floor which helps keep the mind inside the hips on the raising and the lowering. You don't have to worry about the lower back so much when you lower. There's no forced arching of the lower back or anything. At this point, as long as you keep the mind in the hips/glutes, they will keep the lower back from rounding automatically. The hips/glutes keep the lower back from rounding, not the lower back.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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Re: Light deadlifts for form check

Just a matter of personal preference, but I might load the bar a little bit heavier, even on form checks. There's a certain amount of learning that goes on when the trainee feels a little weight in their hands, you know?

Last to first:
Joanie's got long legs, holy canoli! The first thing I'd cue her on is raising her hips such that her shoulders are in front of the bar at liftoff. That's actually going to take care of a fair degree of her hesitation in the pull. Curious to see where a good setup puts her in terms of weight.

Good correction on Meg--she's leading with her shoulders and pulling with her arms. Low back could be a little tighter but fix the shoulders first by having her pull her shoulder blades together at the bottom position and initiate her pull by driving the heels through the floor from there.

Molly's the toughest one...she's really closer to standing from a squat than she is a deadlift. Her torso is awfully upright too. Here I'd go with Rippetoe's advice on the deadlift setup: feet slightly under hips and bar over the midfoot (from above, it will look like it's sitting right over the edge of the tongue of her shoes), go down and get the bar without too much knee bend, bring the shins to the bar, then pull the chest up. I suspect this will get her shoulders in front of the bar while keeping her hips high where they need to be. From there get her to wiggle her toes and keep herself on her heels or at least midfoot and drive her shoes through the ground to initiate the pull.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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Re: Light deadlifts for form check

I should also mention, it is very important to power breath against an imaginary lifting belt, to keep it safe. The midsection should be tensed like you are trying to force air through a narrow tube (or straw).
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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Re: Light deadlifts for form check

Down is too slow
The weight is too light
the bar goes around the knees (bad) get the knees out of the way and start with the hips higher.
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