View Full Version : Dead lift form check

12-17-2011, 04:13 PM
I get a lot of lower back pain from dead lifts so please tell me what im doing wrong. Thanks

12-18-2011, 07:26 PM

12-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Weight looks pretty light. I'd put another video up with a more challenging weight so we can see what the problem is.

Just from what I can see though, you look like you're squatting the weight up, and also having trouble getting the bar over your knees

chris mason
12-18-2011, 09:18 PM
If you watch, the path of the bar is a curve away from your body and then back in at the top. It should move in a straight line upwards and always be very close to your body. Lean slightly to the rear as you pull (don't lose your balance). Your lumbar back is also not neutral or arched, it is rounded. You need to maintain at least a neutral lumbar region when pulling.

12-18-2011, 11:03 PM
I will get another video up with more weight added. Any other suggestions for good form? Thanks

Ruff Riff
12-19-2011, 08:39 AM
What Chris said!!!! but a lift with a little more challenging weight may tell more? Most of my major form breakdowns happen at more challenging weights, weakness is magnified when tested? when all else fails, keep lifting!!!