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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    IRL my name is Trent Hazerboy's Avatar
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    back rounding during deadlift... lower back work?

    lately I've noticed some excessive rounding in my back during deadlifting. Maybe its because lately i've been deadlifting after a heavy squat or GM session. but even during banded good mornings i felt like i was rounding pretty badly. I do not feel like this is a form issue--I can handle 400 pretty easily with perfect form. Its only during maximal weights or when I am fatigued.

    is this something you have to naturally accept when the weights get heavier or do I have a prevailing weakness? I don't feel like for many "deadlift greats" their PR looks much different from their last few warmup sets.

    would it just be my lower back? I feel like I've been hammering my hamstrings all summer and have made a lot of improvement, so I have a hard time believing i need more hamstring work (I've gone from doing an assisted GHR to fairly heavy band,as my back rounding has continued). do you need a video for this? I feel like I always have a hard time analyzing specific weaknesses.
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    IRL my name is Trent Hazerboy's Avatar
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    aw crap. anyone wanna move this to the powerlifting section?

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    Hard to tell without video. It really depends on the degree of rounding we're talking about. In general it can be due to a technique flaw or a lack of strength required to hold your arch or at least stay relatively neutral. Try to consciously think about maintaining an arch during your DL's and also do some assistance work to bring up your back strength. Again, video would be helpful for more specific advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazerboy View Post
    aw crap. anyone wanna move this to the powerlifting section?
    Sure can do. Also, Big Tall Ox posted a similar thread to this, so check that one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Sure can do. Also, Big Tall Ox posted a similar thread to this, so check that one out.
    Will do. Ima try and post a vid on friday.

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    It's probably lower back, but post the video Friday. Then you'll get some good answers.
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