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Old 04-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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Another common issue I see, mainly from bodybuilders (sorry guys), if starting the deadlift with too wide of a grip. A wide grip forces your torso down closer to the bar.

Because the angle is increasing away from the perpendicular, each additional 1/4 inch of arm width will lower your torso even more than the previous.

I am not saying your arms have to start completely perpendicular. But do watch that your grip is not too wide. Lowering the chest even a 1/2 inch can cause you to lose some leverage.

Marc Lobliner is a good example of what wide-gripped deadlifting does to form. He's strong, but his grip is too wide:

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