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Old 12-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #451
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Personally I'm not a fan of an over-arched back. The biggest pullers I've seen have tight/braced lower backs but a neutral spine angle. I do agree, however, that he's babying it off the floor, but I think that Mrinda is still trying to nail down his form. If that's the case then I'd prefer easing into it and making sure the form is tight and ready to support a more aggressive pull in a few months.
That's a good point about easing into it while dialing in form. I think you are right about that.

I didn't mean that he should have a pronounced arch in his lumbar, just that he is losing his spinal protection as he comes off the floor, and that keeping lumbar tightness and developing lumbar strength would help him correct that.
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That's a good point about easing into it while dialing in form. I think you are right about that.

I didn't mean that he should have a pronounced arch in his lumbar, just that he is losing his spinal protection as he comes off the floor, and that keeping lumbar tightness and developing lumbar strength would help him correct that.
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I didn't think about the belt. Good call. I agree to ditch the belt for now. It'll only keep you from developing the most strength and best form. Pull the belt out for max attempts and reassess bringing it out for training once you get up around 2xbodyweight. Make sure to get in some ab/core work and build your own belt.

Personally I'm not a fan of an over-arched back. The biggest pullers I've seen have tight/braced lower backs but a neutral spine angle. I do agree, however, that he's babying it off the floor, but I think that Mrinda is still trying to nail down his form. If that's the case then I'd prefer easing into it and making sure the form is tight and ready to support a more aggressive pull in a few months.

Mrinda, how long have you been lifting, and what do your numbers look like?
Thanks for the input guys. I have been "lifting" for a little over a year but only benching deadlifting and squatting for about 6 months. before i was just doing weighted dips, chins, rows, db pressing and leg pressing pretty much. Asfar as my numbers..I have no idea on my maxes I feel it's too early to do test them but as of right now on my program I'm up to 255 squat 5x5 135 ohp 5x4bench 185 5x5 and desdlift 2901x5..I'm really just focusing on dialing in my form right now especially on the deadlifts rather than moving as much weight as I physically can and having my back look like a half circle. also i weight a little under 160 at around 5"7 if that matters. I found this older video of me deadlifting the same weight in the one I posted but without a belt and from what it looks like to me ..better and tighter form..I can't really tell what I'm doing differently but I feel like my set up was a but different then because I remember it feeling incredibly easy..easier than It felt in my current video. Since then my squat and ohp have went up though and I do those lifts before my deadlifts..maybe I'm more fatigued overall? What do you guys see different (if anything) I'm my form here? http://youtu.be/q2TLpVtcHi0
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Thanks for the input guys. I have been "lifting" for a little over a year but only benching deadlifting and squatting for about 6 months. before i was just doing weighted dips, chins, rows, db pressing and leg pressing pretty much. Asfar as my numbers..I have no idea on my maxes I feel it's too early to do test them but as of right now on my program I'm up to 255 squat 5x5 135 ohp 5x4bench 185 5x5 and desdlift 2901x5..I'm really just focusing on dialing in my form right now especially on the deadlifts rather than moving as much weight as I physically can and having my back look like a half circle. also i weight a little under 160 at around 5"7 if that matters. I found this older video of me deadlifting the same weight in the one I posted but without a belt and from what it looks like to me ..better and tighter form..I can't really tell what I'm doing differently but I feel like my set up was a but different then because I remember it feeling incredibly easy..easier than It felt in my current video. Since then my squat and ohp have went up though and I do those lifts before my deadlifts..maybe I'm more fatigued overall? What do you guys see different (if anything) I'm my form here? http://youtu.be/q2TLpVtcHi0
Those are great numbers for your weight and training age. The beltless deadlifts do look better.

My guess is that you aren't using the belt correctly when you wear it. Without the belt, you are tight and are bracing yourself hard. Maybe when you put the belt on, you expect it to do the bracing for you? If so, it doesn't work like that. You still have to push your abdomen out against it and get tight. This is why I suggested that you get a better belt if you want to continue using one.
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Honestly, those are great numbers. Whatever you're doing, keep it up!
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Thanks, I don't really feel they are strong at all.. Just .trying to work up to the 315 225 and 405 milestones with solid form running a 3 day a week full body 5x5 at the moment. Things definitely get more technical when you start squatting and deadlifting.
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Those are great numbers for your weight and training age. The beltless deadlifts do look better.

My guess is that you aren't using the belt correctly when you wear it. Without the belt, you are tight and are bracing yourself hard. Maybe when you put the belt on, you expect it to do the bracing for you? If so, it doesn't work like that. You still have to push your abdomen out against it and get tight. This is why I suggested that you get a better belt if you want to continue using one.
On the belt less video I remember I would pull my shoulder blades back and squeeze my upper back then I think I read not to pull them back...maybe I'll try that my next session with no belt

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Just looking to improve my squat 315x3 Not max effort, but not as easy as I would like. Any tips are appreciated, and sorry for the poor quality.


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Just looking to improve my squat 315x3 Not max effort, but not as easy as I would like. Any tips are appreciated, and sorry for the poor quality.


Everything looks fine to me. Depth is good, and the bar is staying over the center of your toes.
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Can you guys give me some advice my deadlift form.
I dont know anyone who deadlifts so I have been getting info from you tube and just going by what feels right.

230 x 5 @ 160

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