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Hazerboy
09-01-2009, 12:53 AM
lately I've noticed some excessive rounding in my back during deadlifting. Maybe its because lately i've been deadlifting after a heavy squat or GM session. but even during banded good mornings i felt like i was rounding pretty badly. I do not feel like this is a form issue--I can handle 400 pretty easily with perfect form. Its only during maximal weights or when I am fatigued.

is this something you have to naturally accept when the weights get heavier or do I have a prevailing weakness? I don't feel like for many "deadlift greats" their PR looks much different from their last few warmup sets.

would it just be my lower back? I feel like I've been hammering my hamstrings all summer and have made a lot of improvement, so I have a hard time believing i need more hamstring work (I've gone from doing an assisted GHR to fairly heavy band,as my back rounding has continued). do you need a video for this? I feel like I always have a hard time analyzing specific weaknesses.

Hazerboy
09-01-2009, 01:15 AM
aw crap. anyone wanna move this to the powerlifting section?

Sean S
09-01-2009, 08:52 AM
Hard to tell without video. It really depends on the degree of rounding we're talking about. In general it can be due to a technique flaw or a lack of strength required to hold your arch or at least stay relatively neutral. Try to consciously think about maintaining an arch during your DL's and also do some assistance work to bring up your back strength. Again, video would be helpful for more specific advice.

joey54
09-01-2009, 06:50 PM
aw crap. anyone wanna move this to the powerlifting section?

Sure can do. Also, Big Tall Ox posted a similar thread to this, so check that one out.

Hazerboy
09-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Sure can do. Also, Big Tall Ox posted a similar thread to this, so check that one out.

Will do. Ima try and post a vid on friday.

MarcusWild
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
It's probably lower back, but post the video Friday. Then you'll get some good answers.