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Old 05-06-2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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How much did you deadlift on your first workout? I would start with 135.

Get your feet halfway under the bad (from a side view, not looking down). With your butt slightly up, bend down and grab the bar. You can have your toes pointed slightly out, but really no more then a 45 degree angle.

Now, sink you butt until your shins touch the bar. Lock your arms (very important), tighten your traps and back, and thrust out your chest, and stand up with the bar.

Don't pull the bar up, stand up with the bar. Pulling on the bar will often cause you to jerk your arms and raise your hips.

Just get into position and stand up.

You want your back to remain pretty much in the same position throughout the entire lift.

And whatever you do, don't think about pushing with the legs. The deadlift is NOT a leg press.

I hope this helps.
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