I’ve viewed these forums for years, just never had a reason to make an account til now.
A little about me… I’m 24 years old, and have been lifting in some capacity since high school. But it’s really only been the last 8 months that I’ve completely focused on being consistent with lifting/diet. I’ve “bulked and cut” back and forth between 170-180 for the last few years, being inconsistent in college. Now I’m up to about 205, and have been having good progress.
I had never taken squats/deadlifts seriously until recently, and I’m still having issues with the conventional deadlift. I irritate my lower back often while doing them, and assume it’s an issue with form.
I attached a couple videos. I’d appreciate any advice on what I could fix. I had a friend tell me to pull my shoulders back and get my chest up more, but in order to do that I’d need to lower my hips more I think?
Also, I am doing a Push/Legs/Pull routine. My latest numbers are 225 x 6 on bench, 265 x 3 for squat and DL. And I realize I don’t need straps for that weight, but I do mix them in when needed. If you wanted to know any other info that would help, just ask.