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Old 10-01-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
Michael Leach
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Smile Please critique my deadlift

I just started working on deadlifting and looking for suggestions/feedback.

This is the most weight I've lifted so far; its 135lbs - bodyweight for me.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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Re: Please critique my deadlift

Looks pretty decent Michael, though you could try and have the legs hips and back all come up through the lift together. Try and look at your video and compair it to this. (w/f safe)
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:44 AM   #3
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Re: Please critique my deadlift

One thing you're doing is something I did at first - you're bringing the bar around your knees on the descent. One the descent, I learned to think of sticking my butt out. That let me descend more smoothly, without that little swing around the knees.

One guy on the exrx forums pointed me to this article which helped a lot
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Hope that helps. I'm no expert, but I recognize the errors I made when I see them again.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:51 PM   #4
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Re: Please critique my deadlift

Maybe the video angle is messing with the perspective, but I think you should be careful about keeping your back straight through the lift - it seems as if you started to round a little bit towards the end. I think that Peter's comment about sticking your butt back further will help as it will require an active back to complete the lift.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:12 AM   #5
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Re: Please critique my deadlift

taking a big breath of air before the lift helps keep the stomach tight and maybe it could help you have a tighter back, looks fine thoug.
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