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Deadlift Form Check


#1

I'm starting o get heavier in my DLs and want to make sure that I'm not screwing up to bad. This is the first time I ever did 200 lbs. I had at least one more, maybe two but it was at the end of the workout and I was a little worn down.

I was going to ask one of the trainers at the little gym I workout in but none of them really look like they know what they are doing. I havn't really seen a whole lot of a powerlifting scene in Ithaca yet so I couldn't really find anyone to critique in person. It's mostly hippies and college students who run constantly.


#2

Hard to tell in fast motion.


#3

Yeah, my phone saves in a weird format. i'm going to try and fix it.


#4

There are actually a few powerlifters that train at Ithaca, Andrew Hollenbeck for one, one of the better jr lifters in the country. Track him down, his brutally honest, so hopefully you're not sensitive


#5

Not sensitive in the least actually. I actually get a little pissed off when people can't be blunt. I will defiantly look him up. Do you know if he is on the site at all and/or what his username is?


#6

check your pms


#7

I train at Ithaca. If you mean Ithaca college there are a bunch of us getting prepared for qualifiers and then college nationals actually and I don't think any one of us would be averse to helping you check your form or get your training in order.

Your intuition on the trainers is correct however, maybe 1 out of 10 squats to parallel and maybe 1 out of 10 benches 2 plates.