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Deadlift Form Check - 7 Weeks Out from 1st Meet

Hey guys. Appreciate input on my form. Hoping I haven’t bitten off more than i can chew this being my first meet. I seem to have a difficult time locking in my upper back and seem slow off floor.

All I see is that you are setting up with your upper back rounded, are you unable to get I position with a flat back? Also it looks like you aren’t really engaging your lats as far as I can see, Mike Tuchscherer has a youtube video on using lats in the deadlift which might help you.

As far as being slow off the floor, getting stronger and improving technique are the main things you need to fix that. Deficit deadlifts might help too.