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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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    Deadlift form

    Hi all

    Three weeks ago I was attempting to go for 7 reps of 207kg deadlift (about 455lbs), I had previously got 6 reps the week before without problems. But this time, on the 2nd rep there was a load crack in my lower back, I had to put the weight down and hard a hard time bending over after that.

    For the next 2 days it hurt to bend over but it has gotten a lot better now but still not 100%. I have been easing back into it and today did 4 reps of 187kg, I was going for 5 but on the last rep there was a tiny tiny pop again but no pain or anything. I think it may have happened due to me losing pressure in my gut/abs or something so I stopped.

    Anyway, since then I have been trying to sort my form out so it doesn't happen again but after videoing myself I can see my back is very horizontal, and it's almost like my back stays horizontal while my legs lift the weight and then I do a stiff leg deadlift to pull my back up. When doing it though it doesn't feel like that at all.

    I have tried everything under the sun to fix my form but no matter what I do it always ends up looking the same when I film it. It's like my legs are too long or something. I was wondering if anyone may have any tips for me, or is it possible due to my body shape/type I can't do deadlifts properly and would be better off with romanian deadlifts or something?

    Here is a vid of my doing 5 reps of 167kg (about 365lbs) last week while easing back into it trying to sort my form:



    Thanks

    Edit: by the way I know I'm not fully locking out - I didn't realise that till filming this video but I have fixed that now (wasn't a lack of strength, just needed to make myself lean back more). Also I don't usually use a belt, I just got one after this back issue to see if it would help but it doesn't so I no longer use it
    Last edited by greemah; 07-09-2012 at 01:24 AM.

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