Just starting doing deadlifts and learned the form off some videos I watched. I was hoping I could get some pointers to make sure I am going them correctly.
It would be easier if you showed a video of you dead lifting above 80 percent. That is really when the weaknesses stand out. Lots of guys will jump in but just for starters you need to get back on your heels. Imagine you are using your neck to pull back. You are too far forward. You might experience grip problems later on if you continue to wear gloves.
I 2nd heavier weight.
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Hello CB. My first suggestion would be to lose those shoes you're wearing. They're great for day to day wear or maybe a run around the track. They're terrible for deads or squats. They have too much cushion and "bounce". DL in socks or barefoot if you need to, but lose the shoes.
Get tight before you pull. Think about pushing yourself down against a spring as you squat to the weight.
Try to drive your heels through the floor when you pick the weight up.
Drive your knees out against the inside of your arms as you pull up.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw):
@165- 430(w/wraps) SQ 260 BE 560 DL.....1250 total
@181- 470(w/wraps) SQ 285 BE 565 DL.....1320 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw)
455(w/wraps) SQ 275 BE 545 DL
I'd say start with your shins closer to the bar. Also, pinch your shoulder blades together. If you're not doing it with light weight, there's definitely no way you're going to do it with heavier weight, so practice it!
Last edited by d0rkyd00d; 11-14-2009 at 08:38 AM.
i find it much easier to have my shoulders in front of the bar. the movement feels more natural and quick rather than pulling back like that. i use to have my shoulders back and i ended up using more lower back than legs. after i red starting strength i used his form and its much better. everyone's starting form will be a little different depending on your body style, but the pull and end result should be the same.