About a month or so ago I decided I needed coaching on the deadlift. So I found a powerlifting gym in the area and got instruction. The coach is a referee for powerlifting competitions, trains powerlifters and lifts himself.He's been doing it for 20 years. I think he knows his stuff but at the same time some of his advice on the deadlift is conflicting with what I've seen from other reputable sources (Mark Rippetoe, Andy Bolton) and I'm not sure which path to follow.
The pieceo of advice I'm not sure of is that he says at the start of the lift I should do "chest up and butt down." Whereas Rip and others and guys I've seen pulling huge weights in youtube vids keep their hips somewhat higher while still doing "chest up". I'm really not sure who is right. Also in an article on deadlift technique from stronglifts.com they talk about how the correct starting position depends on your body type. I'm 6'1" and 220.
Anyone have advice on how to find the right position for my body type? I've linked a vid that shows me pulling 275x5 a couple nights ago. How does it look? Can you suggest improvements for my body type?