I had an old friend I haven’t seen in ages come to town. Hes always been a complete lifting nerd, he performs his lifts like a math equation. Not personally my style, but he is fantastic at calling out weaknesses in a lift, and pointed a few things out to me.
Basically I want some more perspective on things I can do to address the following.
My calves seemed to be the weakest part of my deadlift. Now they’re obviously a minor contributing factor, but they were noticeable as soon as I broke about 1/2 my max and I’m sure it carries over to other aspects of lifting. I dont care to get watermelons on the back of my leg, but I would like to add appreciable strength to them.
When getting to maximal and super maximal loads on deadlift, my glutes were the deciding factor whether or not it went up. Once again, dont care for size, but I would like some ideas on getting them to fire and getting some serious strength added on.
Lastly, when I was benching, at my max my right shoulder kind of “popped” forward. I couldnt even tell, but it’s some kind of compensation I’m sure. Honestly im perfectly happy with my bench, its proportionately my strongest lift, and I dont have any immediate goals for it. But i would like to address any weaknesses before they get worse. Any ideas?