I’m hoping to get some advice on my deadlift. My numbers are steadily climbing but I feel like my form is going to cause me a problem at some point.
I feel as though I am rounding very badly (it doesn’t look as bad as I thought on the video, but it’s still not great). It doesn’t hurt my lower back to do this, but as I say I’m concerned about the long-term problems I may face.
So far my thoughts are that this rounding is due to one of 2 things; 1) a weak lower back and/or 2) my proportions.
In reference to 2), I don’t seem to be able to get my hips down at all, and I end up doing a quasi-SLDL as you can see. I have relatively short arms, short femurs, and long(er) shins.
I had done some higher rep deadlifting before I decided to make the video, and I’m using 80% of my max to illustrate my form at higher loads.
My form does not improve much if at all even when I try a ridiculously light weight, I suspect this is an important point and suggests my proportions are the main issue… Not sure though.
Thanks for any help guys,