[quote]Sreep Drofelco wrote:
Hi guys, noob here. Have been lifting weights for about a year now. I’m 6’1’’ and struggle with some exercises maybe due to muscular imbalances.
Please watch this video and advise on whether this form is acceptable or not, and if not then exercises that may help me hold my form better. I worked up to 175kg for 2 reps with form like this but am slightly worried about my back if i go much heavier. I try to keep perfect form during warm up sets but it starts to turn sloppy at around 120kg. This is the only way i can shift the heavy weight.
Thanks for any help / guidance. P.S. sorry if video appears sideways[/quote]
im 6’ and feel your pain, as far as height is concerned, but deadlifting is supposed to be one of the few lifts that height is an advantage… i don’t remember why… somebody explained it to me, but i probably wasn’t listening.
anyway man… that back NEEDS to straighten. a friend of mine has the same problem, and i tell him… lower the weight… just lower it. you gotta take that hit. start from scratch. it sucks, but its something that NEEDS to be fixed.
when i started lifting, kinda the same thing happened to me. i used to squat quarter… and my squats progressed, and i felt great about myself… gettin the weight i got. but then after being “enlightened” i attempted some DEEP squats. what i had previously got 10 reps, had been reduced to a SCARY couple of reps. i lowered the weight, started all over… worked my way back up… now i only go deep… below parallel. im not moving as much weight, but im getting much more out of it. thats what matters. start 20lbs below the point where your form breaks, and over time work through that point without your form breaking. make that shit right.