Really trying to get my form down. I've succumbed to basically all the incorrect forms in the past that I thought were correct, and I want to put all that behind me. I've watched a lot of tutorials on correct form, and I recorded myself since I can't see my form while I'm doing the exercise. Ignore the swinging motion with my hips. I've never done the deadlift with such a wide angle in my knees and I'm just trying to get comfortable with it.
I also think I pulled up with the bar too far away from my body, as I've read you're basically supposed to drag the bar against your legs. Thanks for watching.
Thread: Critique my deadlift
11-07-2012, 04:27 PM #1
Critique my deadlift
11-07-2012, 04:35 PM #2
11-07-2012, 04:39 PM #3
After watching, it would appear that way, lol.
I think the issue is that I wasn't lifting near my max, and I was so focused on the arch in my back and precise bend in my knees and hips, that I didn't pull it in close enough. I'll have to focus more on really pulling the bar in tomorrow, since that's when I actually deadlift.
11-07-2012, 06:36 PM #4
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Looks good. For the most part your keeping the barbell in a straight line throughout your lift which is good. It would be easier to judge if you used more weight, so you have to push those reps and then you'll see how your form really is.Official MuscleTech Representative
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Don't stall that much.
Grab the bar, bring it mid foot and against your shins, take a deep breath, get down and arch your back, pull your shoulders back and PULL!
Maybe post a video of your 90% max, when your get a good bit of form breakdown."They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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11-07-2012, 10:55 PM #6
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Bar is not moving straight up and down, the bar is wavering back and forth because it has no contact with his legs.
His hips are rising before he lifts, his lower back is doing all the work and the bar is like 3-4 inches away from his legs. Start with the bar touching your shins OP and keep your ass down before you pull and focus on pushing with your legs.
11-08-2012, 05:37 PM #7
Added weight. Movements are slow because I want to make sure I'm doing good with form.
I had to do slightly different angle as I did the lifts at a different area. First half is at 225lbs, which I'd say is probably 70% of my 1 rep max (just a guess since I've never done a 1 rep max on deadlift. I'm weak with this exercise so I'm assuming my 1 rep is around 300lb). The second half is 275lbs which is probably at 90%.
The bar was in contact with my legs almost the entire time. I paid very close attention to this. My big concern is that after watching, I feel as though my back might be too rounded? I took a large belly breath in before each rep and tried to focus on arching my shoulders, yet it still looks too rounded. I've never had a great arch in my back to begin with, but I'm wondering if it's TOO rounded?
11-09-2012, 04:39 AM #8
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