I'm having some difficulty with my deadlift. And hoping to get some feedback. I have lurked forums and articles, here and elsewhere, for quite a few months. However I'm a little clumsy and there's only so much you self learning and correction you can do on your own(for me anyway). Needless to say I managed to pull225 lb for one rep a few days ago. And consequently made someone close to me pretty upset since my form was like shit on a stick. Basically I turn into a female quasimodo once I start going for over 200 and it's either lowback dominant I think, but one person said it looks like I'm trying to pull with my lower traps. I'm feel really rather uncertain at this point.
and I'd like to hear some advice from someone beyond that weightlifting is going to make me fat and that my triceps are too big... -_-.
Pull with hook grip up until 185 regulary(occasionaly can manage a few reps with hook over 185...not often).
Over 185 I'm stuck with mixed(right OH, left UH)
I can't pull worth a shit on some of the thicker, in diameter bars, in the gym.
Assistance I'm doing to improve DL:
GHR machine, good mornings, rdls, single leg bridges, single leg squats,hip thrusts. That's all I can think of offhand.
Background: desk jockey, 20something, former college swimmer and taekwondo as kid(left knee can slightly hyperextend ever since), did some distance running a few years ago(lost interest), been mucking around with weightlifting for year and half(only in past 9 months have seriously tried any "powerlifting" or "olympic" style lifting)
example of my 195 tonight:
Close to my bw, 145, yes stupid runners because before I hit 155 I still like to jog around the track a couple laps between sets...:
Anyways any thoughts on what next steps could help me in improving this? Thanks for your time!