Deadlift Critique

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  1. muaythaitechniq

    muaythaitechniq Orange Belt

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    Any pointers and helpful hints on my deadlift technique. Thanks!

     
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    You kinda fall forward when putting the weight down. Maybe use your hips more rather than bending forward.
     
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    I'm not the most knowledgeable lifter here but I'll give it a shot. First off, if it's a deadlift you're doing then each lift should start from dead stop, meaning you should put the weight on the floor between reps instead of stopping short. Second, you could start with your hips higher and your back a little more arched. Your hips are rising before your shoulders which is wasting energy. If you start with your hips a little higher and drive your hips and upper back up as a unit, the movement is more efficient. Also, as the guy above said, you seem to be falling forward a little bit. I'm not totally sure why that is though so I'll let some of the more experienced guys here handle that.
     
  4. Origins

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    Since this is a light weight for you, I can tell you that you need to work on lumbar extension. It could be a flexibility issue or more likely just a lack of concentration/effort in keeping it extended.

    Other than that, let the weight stop on the floor for a moment after each rep. It is, after all, a deadlift.
     
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    hahaha, how bout you look up and put some weight on there.
     
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    Arch your lower back - do so by putting your chest out as much as you can, like you're puffing up to look h00ge fer the gurlz. When you put down the weight, don't just lean forward - stick your ass out, like you're showing it off fer dem gurlzz. Generally a deadlift will be better if you try to look like a sleazy beach gigolo while you do it - puff chest, arch back, ass out. You are also pulling with your arms - your arms should be completely dead weight except obviously that your grip needs to be closed. Also what the other guys said - deadlifts are done from a dead stop.

    Also, it's not always the best idea to do deadlifts for reps. Do fewer, heavier deadlifts, if that fits your goals.
     
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    You're not supposed to look up while deadlifting.
     
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    Fix your form first before you try to go heavier. Chest out, arch your lower back, start from the ground after each rep, don't pull with your arms.

    You're not using running/xtrainer shoes are you?
     
  9. muaythaitechniq

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    Running shoes?!?!

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  10. Gierrod

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    Take your shoes off go just socks.
     
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    I am sure the information needed to be given was infact given, just peeking in to see if any P90xers had some advice.
     
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    yes you are, dumbass. It keeps you from rounding your back.
     
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    I think he means that you shouldn't look up at the ceiling. You are right though, the OP is looking down at the ground while lifting. He should be looking forward.
     
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    Look forward, not up, as insignificant as that is. You need to edit your previous post.
     
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  17. PCP

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    No, he is right. Looking down encourages increased thoracic rounding (which at some point also encourages lumbar rounding). When I want to do good mornings with a rounded back, I look down at the floor.
     
  18. Origins

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    Rip recommends looking a few feet in front of you at the floor when deadlifting. I don't see how hyper-extending your cervical spine would keep your lumbar spine from flexing. I think any cue you get from looking up or forward could be accomplished with a "chest up" and/or "point your dick between your heels". I don't have as much experience as most people here, but looking up/forward when deadlifting has never done much for my lower back. I do look forward when I clean, though.
     
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    ^^ Maybe so but you shouldnt be looking up at the roof.
     
  20. PCP

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    I never said you should be looking at the roof. I look straight forward when I pull
     

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