This weekend I lifted in my 2nd power lifting meet (I improved my total 50lbs, but it is still nothing compared to T-nation standards). After my 2nd deadlift attempt, the ref told me widen my stance, because it would be better for my back. I will admit that I do start with my hips high, but I thought that this was a good way (according to Dave Tates articals.
Also alto fo the lifters were dive bomb squatting. Is this a good technique to use? It was an IPF meet if that helps
If you read my “Precision Pulling” article, I go in depth regarding key points of pulling. Yes, you want your hips high, but not at the expense of having your chest caved over. Think hips high, chest up, and on the heels.
As for the squat, yes, a dive bomb can be successfully used. Gear really helps and it (dive bombing) potentiates the stretch shortening cycle as well. Just make sure you keep tight and use excellent form.
Stay strong and congrats on the PR’s