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Deadlift Form Check


I've only been training relatively serious now for about 3 months. I know that my form in the video is poor and that is why I've joined this site to get feedback from others. As you can see the bar comes up quite staggered, which may be due to a slight pain in my right knee at the time? I am also struggling on the lockout of the lift, where I feel like I completely neglect my glutes and hamstrings by sitting back and jerking the bar up my thighs. In the video I am working off a 7 inch platform, I know that the amount of small plates I have on the bar is stupid but they were all I had access too. Any thoughts on my technique would be appreciated. Cheers!


Your video isn't showing up.




still isn't there ... spoke too soon


A side view would allow for a better critique of your form, but from what I can see it looks like you're not initiating the lift through your heels. I don't know for sure but it also looks like your setup is a little on the loose side. Your supinated arm looks slightly bent as well.


Is the video working now because its still not showing up here, i've been having some problems downloading it! Thanks for the feedback anyway, this is the first time i have videoed myself so it is interesting to see what comments i get.


That is a rack pull not a deadlift.