Keep the shoulders over the bar, unless you ditch your shoes and go barefoot, you’re doing olympic deadlifts, and they’re an assistance lift to the clean.
What I find your issue is, is that you try to jerk the bar off the ground to start it, and you try to explode into the start.
For a solid deadlift, you need to get very tight, and cast your torso so it doesn’t move, then drive with your legs hard. YOu’re leading with your back. Drive hard with the legs, but the start should be almost slow, you want to break it off the ground in perfect position, then accelerate the bar to lockout.
Pulls to the knee do a good job of teaching this, use about 80% of your best dead for triples.
Good luck with the weightlifting man[/quote]
Larry, maybe I should have posted this in the Oly lifting forum? Felt the PL crew would offer the best advice regarding the DL
Regardless, great advice from yourself in particular. I took your points on board and applied them to my cleans and definitely feel a difference, especially with the second pull. Great fan of your recent posts in here as well![/quote]
Glad I could help, and really glad to hear about your cleans