Next goal is 500 with straight back
Get the bar closer to your body at the start of the lift.
I would use shin guards if it is really a problem. There are much better pullers who may correct me, but keep the bar in contact with your legs all the way up
It's deadlifting - it should hurt. Condition your shins by deadlifting. It's that simple. Good pull.
Kinda scared I'll reinjure myself if I drag it along my knees (I don't mind dragging it along my shins, but I can't drag along my shins, and avoid my knees).
Congrats on the pull! Unable to offer any advice on the knees, I'm afraid.
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If you continue to pull the way you did in the video, you may really screw your back up fierce. I'd figure something out.
I know, I want to fix my form, not sure exactly how to do it though. Easier explained on here than done in person. I know HOW to do it, but I can't figure out how to position myself to actually do it.
Knee high socks do wonders. Congrats
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But what do you mean by keep the bar tight? What are some keys I can do to ensure that I do that?
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You start with the bar near your toes. It at minimum should be mid foot. That is a start.
^Well, it's kinda hard to see, but I try to have tongue on my shoes directly under the bar. I don't think getting the bar close is the problem, it's keeping the bar close.
Now, I mean, I don't have these problems when doing lighter weight (up to about 450), just max weight. I (think) I can do about 450 with decent form, just I can't keep the bar close to my body when doing max attempts (I think it's because my hips rise so high).
^I hope you don't think I'm making excuses or ignoring your advice, I was simply trying to say that while the angle may not make it look that way, but the bar is over the middle of my toes.
Take off those bball shoes and deadlift barefoot. Bar closer to your body and like roadhouse said. Nut up and pull. You will get there
I can't, shoes is the only way I can deadlift, because the dust accumulates in my garage from my car, so I need shoes with grip.
^But that's just in my garage. At the gym, what are the benefits/disadvantages of not wearing shoes to deadlift? Never seen anyone do it.
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If your worried about banging your knees, then wear some knee sleeves. I see alot of deadlifters wear them.
I would ditch the shoes. If your worried about the dust, then lay some industrial carpet down. Your pulling conventional so you really don't have much to worry about with grip.
I had ACL reconstruction on my left knee and I don't ever recall hitting my knees on the way up. Sometimes on the way down, but if I do it's always my right knee.
Like mentioned above, start with the bar around mid foot, because once you reach down for the bar and get into position your shins should be closer to the bar if not touching.
I would also drop your hips more before you pull, to me it looked like a stiff legged deadlift.
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I've got some advice, being a garage lifter myself.
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