Hi everyone, I am new to these forums and I have a question. What is the proper lifting form for the conventional style deadlift? I use the conventional form of the deadlift, but my lower back seems to pull the weight up at the bottom portion of the lift. I do not really feel like I am driving my heels into the floor which many lifters say should happen . My back is ALWAYS straight thoughout the lift and NEVER rounded and I manage to keep my head up and my hips low. The bar does not touch my shins at the beginning of the lift as some people reccomend and my arms are outside the knees and touch the knees on the side. I personally find it MUCH harder to deadlift when the weight is touching my shins(half squat position) at the beginning so the weight is actually an inch or two away from the shins. My lower back muscles are providing a lot of the pull at the beginning and is this normal? I must have really weak legs if I do not feel my feet pushing into the floor and does this make my lower back prone to injury.