So i've been hearing a lot about the DL, and watched some YouTube vids and decided to give it a shot today. Started out like this (usually the bar is 45lbs, but im convinced the ones at my gym are 55lbs because they are much thicker than the standard bar)
145x5 for warmup
Went back down to the 285 because some ******* in the gym got angry at me because my 325 set was "making too much noise" ...lmfao I love working out at a gym where all the clientle are upper-middle class bicep queens
Generally keeping the bar closer to your shins recruits the legs more.
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Its an odd ratio between your stance and the degree of bend in your knees. You really just have to feel it out, and see what works best for you. Personally, I get a deep degree of bend in my knees. When i DL it looks like i just stand up with the weight; rather than a SLDL where your body goes almost from a 90 degree angle to vertical.I felt like my form was bad, felt like I was using too much back and not enough leg. Any suggestions? I've been reading on the board about hitting the knees and what not that your actually supposed to hit the shins but straighten the legs out before the bar gets to your knees. I'll try it next time.
Last edited by ancom41; 02-20-2007 at 11:16 PM.
Weight: 195 (01JAN09)
Goal Weight: 210
Starting weight: 150 (10/1/04)
congratulations on deadlifting
on that note...why did you let someone complaining about noise force you to lower your weight?
You were pulling 285 x 8 and 325 x 4 on your first time ever DLing?
Seriously, I don't get all these posts that talk about PB's. Save 'em and post it in your journal.
Last edited by WillKuenzel; 02-21-2007 at 03:19 PM. Reason: unneccessary
325 x 4? first time?......not bad.
BENCH - 330 x 1
SQUAT - 405 x 1
DEADLIFT - 450 x 1
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And today, I've had the greatest post-workout soreness in a long time. I'm hooked on the deadlift.
Guido, do you go to the University of Illinois? I might be going there next year...