on my hitting a long ass rut not moving up in my weights: i know i need to gain weight, and switch up routine, but could one reason i am at this level is because i've been doing the heavy 6-8 reps scheme for a long ass time, and have little stamina? could i maybe overcome this by lowering some weights and upping the reps to 10-12??
and on deadlift, no matter the weight, it seems like i'm falling over the bar. i try to look slightly upward, but nothing. will this still hit my back? my back has grown huge, so it seems to be working, but is this bad at all?? any form pointers?
Maybe keep your weights the same but instead of increasing the weights increase the reps until you are around 10-12 reps. Increase the reps on your current weights for 4 weeks until you are doing at least 10 reps. Stick with it for another 2 weeks. From there you can reevaluate and then move back into your heavy rep scheme.
On the deadlift thing, it sounds like your hips are moving up too fast. Keep your hips lower just a bit longer and drive with your heels. Push your heels into the ground and make sure you can contract your shoulders back when you start pulling.
I actually pick a spot on the wall about eye level before dropping down to pull. I'll look at that spot when I get ready to start pulling. This helps a bit.
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Originally Posted by Paladyr
i have been stuck on the same weight for the past 10-15 so pounds i've put on