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    Oct 2002

    Question about deadlift form

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question about deadlift form. It seems that when I do mine, the last bit of the lift ends up being like a stiff legged deadlift, because my legs are already straight. Am I doing something wrong, or could it be just the way my body is put together that makes my form slightly off? I don't think it's dangerous, as some pretty accomplished lifters have been around me while I'm DL'ing and would have said something if they thought I was going to get hurt. In case it matters: I'm male, ~235 and on the way down, 5'10", 19 y/o, with a bf that's almost certainly still on the wrong side of 20%. Thanks for any input guys and gals

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    Mar 2003
    Orange County, CA
    Well you need to keep the bar on your legs & your back straight. It sounds like you are letting the bar get off your legs and out in front of you.
    Best thing to do would be to ask these "accomplished lifters" you speak of to watch you and help you with your form.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    My conventional form becomes a bit of a sldl about half way up. This happens with most deadlifters. I have pulled over 3xBW this way on numeros occasions with no ill effects.

    If you really want to focus more on keepng the back straight up you should do sumo. I use both styles.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL


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