Dead Lift Form Critique

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Training and Strength techniques' started by Turbolag, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    Rounding the upper back isn't something that's frowned upon... actually one of the most famour pullers, KK, deadlifts with a rounded upper back (while keeping his lower back flat aka... neutral).
     
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  2. Turbolag

    Turbolag TID's Official Donut Tester

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I have an idea of what to work on now.

    Question though: Should I try to arch my back when I dead lift like you do when you squat?
     
  3. BrotherIron

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    You don't mean arched. You shouldn't arch your back when you pull or squat. You should keep your back neutral or flat.
     
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  4. Turbolag

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    Ah ok. Do you ever see videos of Louie coaching people and then telling them to arch? What does he mean?
     
  5. BrotherIron

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    Probably just his cue for flat back. If you're arched... then your back isn't in it's strongest position b/c it's curved and weight on a curved back isn't as strong as a flat back.
     
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  6. Turbolag

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    Ahhhhh ok. Thanks. Gonna have to remember this.
     
  7. BrotherIron

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    You'll hear a lot of coaches now use the cue... neutral spine which means flat back.
     
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  8. Halo

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    I concur with all of the comments and suggestions. In the end though the deadlift is the craziest of the three lifts people can do this shit so different and frighteningly and still pull it off. I always try to be exacting but know that trying small variations can yield a big return. I've had to concede a couple of form changes that I had a hard time watching but the results were worth while.
     
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