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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?

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    160kg (352lb) DL for form check

    I've lost a bit of weight recently and my form has dipped on the DL so I can't reach (or improve) my previous PB.

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    (couldn't work out how to rotate the vid... sorry!)

    I can see that my hips are rising on the first part of the lift but my shoulders aren't rising with them at the same time which leads me to pull with my back more (rounding my upper back in the process)... I don't think I was doing this before. my lower back looks straight throughout (I think).

    someone told me this evening to swing a kettlebell through my legs then standing up in a DL type movement to help... are these pull-throughs?

    also, I hadn't done any SLDLs for a little while so I've started them again to help.

    any other pointers/advice gratefully received.
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 197lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    I'm not 100% sure what to do to correct your form, but I do have a suggestion which helped me and I'm sure others as well. Instead of grabbing the bar and staying in a bent position like that, grab the bar, take a big breath, drop the hips and pull. It will allow you to get a lot more air in your stomach to push against the belt with. Give it a try .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIBBLES N BITS View Post
    I'm not 100% sure what to do to correct your form, but I do have a suggestion which helped me and I'm sure others as well. Instead of grabbing the bar and staying in a bent position like that, grab the bar, take a big breath, drop the hips and pull. It will allow you to get a lot more air in your stomach to push against the belt with. Give it a try .
    I was bent over longer than normal as I wasn't sure if the guy with the camera was recording or not
    also, I don't wear a belt (funny enough I found my form was better without) though I will try to take a big breath before bending over the bar in future. incidently, I did a few more after this rep but without shoes on and I think I'll be doing that from now on too.
    thanks Kibbles
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 197lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

    Mac's Journal

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