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Old 06-15-2014, 06:05 PM   #1654
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Originally Posted by Superpower View Post
Hey Steve, my buddy directed me to your Youtube videos which I liked a lot.
Thanks, and welcome to the forum.

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I've been lifting/bodybuilding for a couple of years (on and off) but now I'm stalling in my essential lifts: back squat and DL.
First off, it's good to know if the lifts are slowing or stalling. Slowing is normal, stalling - not adding any weight to the bar over a period of months - is not.

What was your deadlift and squat weight and reps at the beginning of the year, and where are they now?

Regarding squats, your butt is staying back. As soon as you come out of the hole, concentrate on driving your hips forward. This will engage your hips and glutes more, and create more power.

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Poor mind muscle-connection?
Forget that concept. It's useless. Get strong and powerful.

Deadlifts...your grip is way too wide. It's pulling you lower to the ground, placing more strain on the lower back.

Overall your main issue is that your lifts look slow and have little power. You need to not only use good form, but focus on speed and explosiveness. These slow lifts are making each rep take longer, placing more stress on the lower back. They are also zapping you of power.
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