View Full Version : Deadlift critique

10-23-2007, 07:36 PM
Since I've posted videos of the other two I thought I may as well do this too.

I usually go with a wider stance than conventional, as seen in the first video. It seems to be rougher on my hips/knees since I started squatting though, probably because I'm still getting used to squatting but I don't know.

Tonight I tried a more conventional stance for the first time, and you can see that in the second video. I didn't think I'd be able to pull the same weight with a conventional stance but I guess I can. Not sure about the hip placement for either stance I guess, now that I see myself something looks a bit odd.

I also always used to do a more "touch and go" lift than a real deadlift. I mean I didn't bounce the weight, I just kept it in control, touched the ground, then stood back up. With these I actually kind of reset, which I've never done before. I figured I'd do it this way from now on because my initial pull is pretty weak.

I'm sure you can tell, but the weight used is 255.



10-23-2007, 09:50 PM
It looks like you need to use your hips more, but i'd let someone who's mastered deadlift technique chime in. Overall it looks pretty good to me though.

10-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Yeah, something is up with the videos. I never really realized it before looking at them, the beauty of video proof :)

Max Thunder
10-24-2007, 05:29 AM
wOAH dUDE your wall is on fire!

It looks like your hips raise a bit too soon, you should engage everything in one single moment.

Form looks good enough so that you won't hurt yourself, but there seem to be something unnatural to it. Too much unnecessary movement, a bit too much lower back and not enough hips/glutes.

I hope some specialists in deadlift analysing will chime in.

11-14-2007, 06:10 AM
It looks to me a little like you are doing two different movements.

1. You lift the bar off the ground.

then you pause for a split second

2. You straighten your legs and back.

Your lift off the ground up to a straight back should be one complete movement. That's just how it looks to me though, I could be blind...

11-14-2007, 04:37 PM
You look awkward. Everything shuold be a one movement. Hips, drive your feet through the floor, keep your back arched (THAT INCLUDES SHOULDER BLADES LOCKED AT ALL TIMES THROUGH OUT THE LIFT.) Chest up. i think you should work your deadlift inside your hands. keeping the bar at your shins this will make it easier. dont worry about weight.. more about form to begin.

11-16-2007, 10:24 AM
I think it just looks awkward because of how bad my initial pulls are. That's why I "pause" for a second. I've been trying to use my legs more down low lately.

11-16-2007, 10:59 AM
doesnt look that bad, start a bit closer to the bar, and focus on pulling "back" rather then "up", make sure once its over your knees to drive the hips foward like all hell.