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gooby
06-29-2009, 08:11 PM
I recorded my rack pulls today to critique my form. So how is it? I actually tweaked my upper back from this last set on the left side somewhere between my shoulder blade and my spine.

d0rkyd00d
06-29-2009, 08:12 PM
Are you going to post the video? :-)

gooby
06-29-2009, 08:12 PM
Forgot my link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0FcuFYHaRg

Xellarz
06-29-2009, 09:07 PM
If you're doing rack pulls to improve your deadlift, I would think you should be resetting after each rep. I'll let others critique your actual form.

MarcusWild
06-30-2009, 12:02 AM
Try to get your chest up more and get some arch in your lower back. Your back is very neutral. Overally, those aren't bad.

CleverName
06-30-2009, 12:50 AM
Your back!!! It bends like a bow when you lift. Get some GM's in to help correct that, or lower the rack pull weight so you can keep your back tight.

tennisrox4
06-30-2009, 02:40 AM
your back is arched over it should have a natural curve.

Progress
06-30-2009, 05:09 AM
your back is curved over it should have a natural arch.

Fixed.

You really need a stronger arch in your back.

brihead301
06-30-2009, 06:11 AM
Ya, don't do touch and gos. They are not as beneficial as resetting each rep.

Drew92
06-30-2009, 06:23 AM
I actually tweaked my upper back from this last set on the left side somewhere between my shoulder blade and my spine.

I would be careful with this I pulled a tendon in my back in the same spot and was out for two months. Make sure you its heeled before you try anything heavy.

Ben Moore
06-30-2009, 06:46 AM
Looks fine - make sure you reset. It helps you make sure you are in a good position each set.

TUEFELHUNDEN
06-30-2009, 08:46 AM
Make sure you do them right side up and not sideways. Oh, and reset after each rep LOL.

Coqui
06-30-2009, 09:50 AM
Make sure you do them right side up and not sideways.

He's just proving he has lats of steel

dropshot001
06-30-2009, 10:04 AM
deload at the bottom. otherwise they look good.

YoungNoble
06-30-2009, 10:14 AM
I believe I saw your heels going up a bit on many of those reps. Curl your toes up. This will help you keep your heels planted on the ground.

gooby
06-30-2009, 10:51 AM
Ok thanks, so im rounding my back too much on these? And yeah I need to start resetting. Also, am I supposed to be trying to keep my shoulders back, like trying touch my shoulder blades? Or should I let my shoulders come forward somewhat?

Progress
06-30-2009, 11:28 AM
Ok thanks, so im rounding my back too much on these? And yeah I need to start resetting. Also, am I supposed to be trying to keep my shoulders back, like trying touch my shoulder blades? Or should I let my shoulders come forward somewhat?

The arch in your back should remain constant from top to bottom.

You may not be rounding it too much but it never hurts to work on your arch.

nockits
06-30-2009, 04:19 PM
The arch in your back should remain constant from top to bottom.

You may not be rounding it too much but it never hurts to work on your arch.

i noticed his first 2 reps were the worst for rounding!
keep an arch like you would for benching or squatting. a good way to keep your shoulders back is to focus on keeping your chest out.