JP wrote:dude, teh differences are MINUTE! check out my 250 dead vid at 8seconds mark, the difference to the pic you posted is minimal angle degree difference to what i have.
Dude, you might think they're minute, but they're certainly not! Your hips are higher, your shoulders are in front of the bar, your upper back is rounded, your lower back doesn't have a tight arch. If the differences were so minute that they didn't matter then you'd have another plate on either side and Dimas would have cleaned your 250kg.
Steiner at the knees:
JP at the knees:
Look at Steiner's back angle in the first 5 frames - identical from floor to knees.
And the squatting comparison... can you squat the numbers relative to your "clean deadlift"?
Before I started 5/3/1 and was still back squatting heavy my back squat was actually slightly higher than my clean dead.
Travis deadlifts 245 but his back squat is better than mine has ever been and front squat above 200 - again, sounds like exactly how you describe it.
By Travis do you mean Adam?
Anyway, point being, plenty of guys deadlift the way you describe.
And how many of those guys are ex-lemon? I bet Fat Pete doesn't pull like that, because you can't put as much weight on the bar. Clegg certainly doesn't pull like that if his 300x5 vid is anything to go by.
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