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    Deadlift Form

    I know, I know. This is a very common question. I have read so many different articles that all claim different things in terms of form.

    I recently started deadlifting again (I stopped out of fear of throwing out my back). For my form, I have trouble bending my legs a lot because I feel my knees get in the way whenever I start lifting it up. For this reason, I don't bend my legs that much (maybe 1/4-1/2 normal) and I use my lower back a lot more in the actual exercise. I've read in an article that this is actually better, but I am unsure which one to believe. Any advice on how I'm doing them is greatly appreciated.
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    sounds vain, but start recording your lifts, unless you are training at a powerlifitng gym where you can have your form monitored

    some good cues here for conventional deadlift

    - breathe into your stomach to engage your core



    - roll your shoulder blades downwards to engage your lats



    http://www.allthingsgym.com/mike-tuc...deadlift-cues/

    Belting up

    Also if going heavy (80%+ / 1-5 reps) regardless of weight, belt up if it is accessible to you, only my opinion

    Supported by;
    http://www.allthingsgym.com/things-i...w-using-belts/

    http://www.allthingsgym.com/weightli...-which-to-use/

    Also for those opposed to belts there are studies to support you also;

    http://stronglifts.com/weight-liftin...r-not-to-wear/

    Full article w/ study
    http://stronglifts.com/files/weight-belts.pdf
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