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    Deadlifting and hitting the traps

    Hey guys, lately Deadlifts are getting harder as I add weight each week so my lower back is rounding more and more while I'm pulling it up.

    My question is: should I just drop 5-10 lbs on the lift so my lower back doesn't round as much? Because isn't pulling with a rounded back dangerous when deadlifting? Plus I'm pretty sure the traps get hit harder when the back is maintaining straightness on the way up, correct?

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    My back rounds a bit when I deadlift weights that are closer to my max.. But then again, I think this is why my back has been hurting since spring and I even took the summer off from weight lifting and it still hurts constantly

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