Background info: I'm training to compete in powerlifting, I think (thought) I was strong, for 160ish pounds with a 285lbs bench, 400lbs deadlift, 345lbs squat.
I had a big wake up call doing my PL training in the gym yesterday an Australian national hammer thrower who trains at my gym pointed out these big holes in my form:
Bench: is all good.
Deadlifts: I start the lift too much by raising my but up and hence placing too much strain on my lower back, even when doing light reps.
Squat: Ive been using a back/shoulder pad which wraps around the bar apparantly for Powerlifting u gotta get used to squatting metal to back! He said its a "powersquat" thats how u do it.
So i tried it his way and could only do about half of my normal amount of reps for squat and deads. This all occurs just as i was getting used to heavy deads and squats and starting to feel very confident in my ability to be a powerlifter.
So now i feel as if im starting from scratch again.
As for the pain during the squats thats something I will have to get used to however......
1 question I pose is if i can Deadlift 400lbs@160lbs should i even bother changing my form??
Guys let me know what u think from ur own experience with form and technique.