Originally Posted by SCStrong
Ok, I have short legs 30" inseam and relatively long arms for my height of5'9".
When I dead lift it seems as if I may not be bending my knees enough. My deadlifts almost resemble SLDL's.
I do not have to bend very far forward to get the bar to my shins.
So, is this an issue I should be concerned with? Does it make the lift less effective? Any recomendations?
I think you should be in good shape for decent pulling. You're torso length would play a role in leverage as well.
Post a pic/vid of you doing the lift so we can see if anything seems amiss.
Also, don't forget all the deadlift varieties if conventional doesn't fit you.