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    Correct DL starting Height?

    I need to know how high from the ground the DL bar should be to maintain correct form. Thanks

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    What?
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    I think the typical distance would be however high the bar sits from the floor when 45lb plates are loaded on the bar.

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    okay, thanks. Mine is fine then cause i have 45's on it.

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    Right, but why would form fail otherwise?
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    if you start too low then that constitutes bad form right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    if you start too low then that constitutes bad form right?
    No. Form has to do with the movement notwithstanding the range of motion. Lifting from a lower position simply adds more ROM to the movement.

    FWIW, bad form usually involves a curved lower back (not arched) and/or not fully locking out at the top of the movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    No. Form has to do with the movement notwithstanding the range of motion. Lifting from a lower position simply adds more ROM to the movement.

    FWIW, bad form usually involves a curved lower back (not arched) and/or not fully locking out at the top of the movement.
    idk about you guys but for me, once i reach a certain..lowness? depth..yeah..once i get too low my back starts to curve. so i always stick to the 45lb plate height
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torrok View Post
    idk about you guys but for me, once i reach a certain..lowness? depth..yeah..once i get too low my back starts to curve. so i always stick to the 45lb plate height
    That is just a lack of flexibility.

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    that was my logic too... not really important either way, I got my answer.




    edit- this was meant toward post #8. Post 9 Im going to disagree with.
    Last edited by motor head; 12-29-2008 at 10:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    Post 9 Im going to disagree with.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    Why?
    I wonder that as well - anyone who has ever tried deficit deads knows there takes a certain amount of flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    that was my logic too... not really important either way, I got my answer.




    edit- this was meant toward post #8. Post 9 Im going to disagree with.
    Well then you and poster # 8 are both wrong. It is flexibility issue. Many people train standing on blocks or use 25lb plates to purposely lower the bar for different reasons, that has nothing to do with form at all. Whether you stand on 4" blocks or pull in a rack with the bar just below the knee your form should be the same.
    Last edited by HP666; 12-29-2008 at 11:47 AM.

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    Yea, its a flexibility issue.
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    the easier the bar is to lift, the easier it is to keep good form.



    the higher of the ground the bar is then the easier it is to lift

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    the easier the bar is to lift, the easier it is to keep good form.



    the higher of the ground the bar is then the easier it is to lift
    Add: The more flexible you are, the greater ROM you can use to complete the lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    the easier the bar is to lift, the easier it is to keep good form.



    the higher of the ground the bar is then the easier it is to lift
    Is this really your justification? An increased ROM does not entail poor form.
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 12-29-2008 at 09:22 PM.
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