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Old 02-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #201
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Trying to take a break from sumo deadlifting for a while. It's been forever since I lifted conventional, and my form has always sucked with that discipline. Here's two views of two sets of 445. Instead of sinking my butt really far and depending solely on leg drive, I really tried to stop my hips where I felt the greatest leverage. Unfortunately, with hexagonal plates this sometimes resulted in the bar not touching my shins . Any advice welcome!

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From what I call tell Creech that looks very good. I would stay on track.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #202
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You're doing a lot of things correctly.

A couple tips:

Lockout: You're curling the weight up a bit at the end to finish the lockout. Instead, thrust your hips forward and lean back. Keep those arms straight and let the hips and and the lean pull that weight up.

Head: You're doing a good job of lowering your hips into a good leverage point. But, your head dips down when you start the deadlift - this causes your hips to rise and you RDL slightly. Focus on leading with the head. Where the head goes, the body follows.


The only thing i seen was in the lockout, the curling of the weight. But other then that looks good hit another 1.
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Hey guys!

Today I managed to record some new squat videos and my first form videos on deadlifts.

I hope that you have a few seconds time to give me a quick feedback on my form. Really appreciate that!

And by the way! Tell me, if you think that I dropped the bar to quick/hard to the floor on my deadlift, because a girl from the gym team asked me not to drop the bar that quick (probably because of the noise). So either I am working out in a pussy gym or I really dropped it to hard.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:28 AM   #204
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squat looks solid, hard to tell how the knees are tracking from that angle tho. So my only suggestion would be to make sure you are keeping your knees over your toes.

Deadlift your starting with your hips and have a bow in your back. Both are 2 big mistakes. Really need to work on moving the weight with the legs first. You need to pull the bar in tighter, and pull the shoulders back.
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squat looks solid, hard to tell how the knees are tracking from that angle tho. So my only suggestion would be to make sure you are keeping your knees over your toes.

Deadlift your starting with your hips and have a bow in your back. Both are 2 big mistakes. Really need to work on moving the weight with the legs first. You need to pull the bar in tighter, and pull the shoulders back.
Thanks for your advice! My knees follow the the direction of my toes, but I will keep watching out for that.
Do you mean that I should start my deadlift with pressing my feet against the floor without changing my upper body?

And should I keep my shoulders back from the start or just at the upright position?

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It's that time again. Be brutally honest. I won't learn as much from pats on the back as I will from kicks in the ass.
The main thing I see is a lack of tightness in later reps. Your elbows start to fly up, and this leads to some good morning action.

Get in the habit of driving your traps/back into the bar before each eccentric, and battening down your elbows. This will help keep your upper back tight, and work to prevent sloppy reps at the end of sets.

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Elbows were not on my mind. I might make myself a cheat sheet to stick on the wall in front of me. Things not to forget when the reps get tough.
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Hard to tell from that angle, but it looks like your knees are coming in a bit as you push up. If that's the case, make sure that your knees track out, then stay there as you come back up.
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