All right SGT ROCK, got the video up like you asked!
What do you guys think? I'm still a very new lifter so I'll take any and all criticism.
Personally, I felt that I was rounding my lower back a little too much (I was starting to feel it more towards the end). Not sure how I fix this though
Last edited by fpr; 12-01-2008 at 01:26 PM.
It doesn't look like you ever really get an arch before you pull. You should at least attempt to arch before you start pulling. The weight here looks pretty easy so it's not causing you any problems yet. The difficulty comes with a heavy weight and you end up so rounded over you can't finish the lift. Once you get your grip, try and pick you chest up a little and really try to arch. Right now it looks to be a technique issue. Eventually it will become a strength issue (when the weights get heavy) and you will have trouble holding your arch even when you are trying to arch. Weighted back raises with a pause at the top have always helped my DL and ability to hold an arch more than anything.
I know someone will probably chime in and say someone (usually a european guy) DL's 8,321 lbs. with a rounded back style so it must be the way to lift. The vast majority of people I've observed and come across cannot DL well with a really rounded back.
I noticed the rounded back, as well. Back arched, chest up. Also, I think most guys don't do too many more reps than 5 or 6 because of the possibility of getting tired and losing form. I warm up with 135 for 8-10 reps then usually 5 or less from there.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
im not an authority on deadlifts by any means, but from what i could tell your knees are locking out too quickly. try to lock out your knees at the same time your back locks out.
I BEAT CURL JOCKEY
BP - 280 pause bench
SQ - 345 outdated
DL - 345 outdated
Clean and Jerk - 250
Arching before you pull is not eseential, keeping it FLAT is, arching pulls the shoulder blades back, shortens your arms, which lengthens the stroke.
Turn your toes out a bit more
Lose the chucks and get some wrestling shoes
Drag the bar up the shins
Your form is not bad at all.
also let the bar rest on the floor before each lift, you can let the grip and get the setup again for each rep.
dead lift means the bar is "dead" on the floor and not bumping each rep.
We all got a mountain to climb.
go climb yours while I move mine.
Thanks I will try to rest it on the floor a little longer. I wasn't actually bumping it off of the ground, it was just a short rest on the floor.
probably better traction and ankle support
Not bad being a new lifter at all.
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Just get under the bar!
I still like chucks for squats, but not for deads.