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Old 05-30-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
Andre Lopez
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Deadlift form check

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d46PcU7niLk (WFS)

This was a 410# PR for me. Just looking for some feedback and any areas for improvement.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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Re: Deadlift form check

Your butt goes too up fast on the pull.

On the way down, the bar path should travel straight down, not out and around your knees - think about pushing the butt back first before bending your knees.

Keep the back tight on the way up and down (can't really tell from the vid but since it's a PR, I'm guessing you were trying as hard as possible on the way up), but the way down you definitely round your back as you are trying to set the weight down.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Re: Deadlift form check

The set-up position seems fine if you've found that's what works best. You're all hips at the beginning though and you let your chest cave a bit. Gotta remember to keep that chest up. Sometimes I'll imagine I'm pulling the weight up with my chest since I know my hips will take care of themselves. Ideally you want your hips and shoulders to be rising at the same time so everything locks out in unison.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Re: Deadlift form check

thanks for showing the weights. the open is over. .
As already stated, watch the video from 0:48-0:50 to watch your butt rise and then you hitch the weight back. Think about lifting the weight with your legs, not your back. From your set-up position, your back angle shouldn't change much until the weight passes above your knees - then you start thrusting your hips forward and pulling with your back more.
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