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Old 04-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Well, the main issue I see is that you aren't tilting your hips forward in your setup. That's why your lower back is rounded. This forces you to use your lower back to lift, and doesn't let you access the strength in your glutes and hamstrings. It's also just a dangerous position from which to lift.

A good way to get the feel of it is just to stand up and bend forwards from the hips, facing your hip bone towards the ground. You should feel a huge stretch in the hamstrings when you do it. If you can't get it, then try bending forwards with a heavy arch in your back and stick your butt out. That should give you the feel of it. Next time you set up to deadlift, tilt your hips forward the same way. It'll feel weak at first, but keep the weight light and stick with it.
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