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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: Deadlift Form?

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    Senior Member kornmong's Avatar
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    Deadlift Form?

    Hey Wwb,

    I have been doing Deadlift for the last few weeks, I can say that my technique is not perfect,

    I do 3 sets of 8 reps, I went from repping 120kgs to 165kgs yesterday over the last few weeks

    I know for the first rep that my form in near perfect and I can also say that my form drops a little bit over the sets and reps, I now also know by the last set my form from the start has a slight bend,

    From a few weeks ago Ive been going up 5 kgs a week on deadlift, Ive been sore after every session of deadlift, extreme soreness but not bone sore, muscle sore to the point where rolling on the floor felt like heaven lol

    My max has risen from 160kgs to 200kgs with good form for the single lift

    Im wondering should I keep going the way I am, "allowing a slight bend"?

    because if my form is slightly off, it still gets a hell of a workout and my back has gone boom! in thickness

    Flame me if you must, maybe ill learn something lol

    Cya
    Bodyweight : 195 - Height: 5' 9

    Current lifts:
    DL - 490 x 1 - 462 x 4 ... Nearly 500 so close
    BS - 374 x 1 - 330 x 5
    BP - 302 x 1 - 258 x 5, 225 x 10
    BR - 231 x 1 - 209 x 5
    PP - 220 x 1 - 198 x 4

    My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=108252&page=3

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    A lot of people like to train deadlift in more of a 5x5 scheme or even a 3x5 scheme and some singles. I think it is important to keep the integrity of your form. Doing a 5x5 routine or 3x5 +singles allows for the total same number of reps while keeping good form. I think in the long run, it will benefit you. Also, personally the 5x5 seems to up my strength most efficiently.
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    Total: 740lbs

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    Don't sacrifice form for weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    Don't sacrifice form for weight.
    +1 - some form breakdown will occur at heavy weight but you need to have someone watch you or tape yourself to make sure you are not putting your back in a bad spot.

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    do you know your body enough to know when it is going to give? probably not on the deadlift since you are relatively new to training this movement. like the others have said, keep your form. the weight will come. oh, it will come big time.


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    Try doing lower reps, like 3x5 or even 5x3. Don't sacrifice form for weight because it isn't worth it. On a side note, why are you maxing on a lift that you started doing only a couple weeks ago?

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    When I say the last few weeks, I really mean the last 14 weeks and Ive have lifted before this but this is the most consistent time I've been doing it,

    Last year some time I did 20 reps squats with milk and failed the milk part lol, I did deadlift in there 1 set a session for 8 weeks,

    I might as well try another rep scheme, I like the sound of the 5 x 3 reps as the weight can stay kinda high and ill be able to hold my form, how long should breaks be? 3 - 5 mins?

    Thanks
    Bodyweight : 195 - Height: 5' 9

    Current lifts:
    DL - 490 x 1 - 462 x 4 ... Nearly 500 so close
    BS - 374 x 1 - 330 x 5
    BP - 302 x 1 - 258 x 5, 225 x 10
    BR - 231 x 1 - 209 x 5
    PP - 220 x 1 - 198 x 4

    My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=108252&page=3

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