wannalift wrote:Thanks guys, but it's really hard to take either of you seriously when YOU DIDN'T EVEN CAST AN OFFICIAL VOTE!!!
My form is okay up to maybe 365, but after that I just can't keep my back straight. I'll try and get my back stronger, but I've been doing good mornings every week and I guess those just aren't taking.
JP wrote:wannalift wrote:My form is okay up to maybe 365, but after that I just can't keep my back straight. I'll try and get my back stronger, but I've been doing good mornings every week and I guess those just aren't taking.
is that honestly such a bad form? I mean i am a form nazi but that didnt look bad mate.
I think its a common issue. Nice co-ordinated clothing and reps
Another point if you compare how flexible your back is when you setup and when you are lifting. Then you can see that you do have some tension in your back, ie your back is not bent over as far as it could be. I am no expert but I would take this as meaning the load is not all on your spine in the bad way?
Like I said I am no expert and I am just poking at this. Would love to know the answer and the secret.
I suspect the secret lies in the setup, but I have not found it yet.
wannalift wrote:You say that coming from the world of Strongman competitions where ANYTHING GOES and backs were made to be broken
wannalift wrote:Exhibit A: http://www.youtube.com/user/steelhmr#p/a/u/0/r7fxF3hbQLs
Here is me doing 415x3. I swore if I ever looked that bad pulling that I would quit. I pulled last week and my back (muscles) hurt for days afterward. Feeling like I may be looking at a repeat tomorrow.
SpugFab wrote: "dying goldfish" impression
SpugFab wrote:I'm not sure about the back flexibility theory. The reason backs don't bend when deadlifting isn't because you are on the limits of your flexibility. Not being flexible enough at the hips/hamstrings is more likely and admittedly this might tend to go with a more flexible back, we have to do things like put socks on somehow after all.
SpugFab wrote:It looks to me like the position you are trying to take during your setup is weak for you, for whatever reason. The first thing your body needs to do when you start to pull is move into a position that lets it move the weight. This involves rounding the back a bit.
Because this move from arched back to rounded back is involuntary, maybe you have less control over it? This could mean the back rounds more than it needs to.
You could try accepting that deadlifting with the arched back isn't viable and take a setup which involves a slightly bowed back. Get tons of air in, brace hard and see it you can maintain that position through the start of the pull.
I mention the breathing because it doesn't look very pronounced to me in the video and it's a crucial part of deadlifting. I want to see some breathing in the next video, something akin to JP's "dying goldfish" impression
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