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Old 09-15-2010, 10:56 AM   #21
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Nope, as high bar as I possibly can, since the safety bars in the squat rack are really high, and I am very short, heh. I even squat with a slightly closer stance since it gives me more depth.
Ah, right. I was thinking maybe it was the low-bar thing that was frying your back like that.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:48 PM   #22
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Congrats, Sneezy.

I made the mistake of doing deadlifts and atlas stones on back-to-back days, last year, and strained my lower back. You need to give your body adequate rest between lifts that put a lot of stress on the lumbar region, like the squat and dead.
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From a completely honest POV though, how was my back?

I keep hearing mixed suggestions on it. Some people commented that I had a LOT of back rounding, whereas other people said it looked fine. I'm a bit confused...and though I know my form could have been a lot better if my back wasn't pre-fatigued, was the rounding terrible, or still okay?

My very lower back didn't feel strained during the first 2 pulls. I dunno, I guess I just need to work on getting my hips lower as well.
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I am only going to comment because you have a similar issue as I do, although mine is alot more pronounced. It looks like you are driving your ass into the air a little before the bar is coming up, try to keep the butt down. This is part of going real heavy and pushing your max though, it isn't always going to consist of perfect form. I know part of my issue involves my hamstrings being weaker than my quads. But like you already said and I can agree with is that after youre fatigued it is just that much harder to keep perfect form. I really dont think you had bad form overall though, looked solid in my opinion. In no way discrediting the lift, the weight came up and you made it look easy!
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Not bad at all Sneezy! Great job, but yeah I rather Squat and Deadlift the same day and do nothing else than go back to back! Your muscles looked pre-fatigued. Just plan your days better and keep hitting the weights hard, rows and everything else and your going to be pulling 315lbs in no time at all!
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I am only going to comment because you have a similar issue as I do, although mine is alot more pronounced. It looks like you are driving your ass into the air a little before the bar is coming up, try to keep the butt down. This is part of going real heavy and pushing your max though, it isn't always going to consist of perfect form. I know part of my issue involves my hamstrings being weaker than my quads. But like you already said and I can agree with is that after youre fatigued it is just that much harder to keep perfect form. I really dont think you had bad form overall though, looked solid in my opinion. In no way discrediting the lift, the weight came up and you made it look easy!
Yup, I noticed this too...I put the clip in slow motion and could see that my hips rose a bit too fast for everything else, which added a little more rounding than needed...but I'll fix that for next time.

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Not bad at all Sneezy! Great job, but yeah I rather Squat and Deadlift the same day and do nothing else than go back to back! Your muscles looked pre-fatigued. Just plan your days better and keep hitting the weights hard, rows and everything else and your going to be pulling 315lbs in no time at all!
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