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Deadlift Form Check

So I pulled my back roughly two months ago from deadlifting and this was my first day back. I’m not sure if it was improper form or the fact the I was severely dehydrated from drinking the night before. Anyways all comments would be appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYahADT9xBY this is the link

You should be keeping your shoulders back and chest up. That’s going to force you to lower your hips and keep a more vertical torso position, reducing the strain on your lower back.

When you get to heavier weight, it will be impossible to keep your shoulders back, but try anyway. That will keep the middle traps active and the load distributed evenly over your spine. Along with that, keep the bar against your legs (the bar will be behind your shoulders when viewed from the side). This makes the lats pull the load even farther down your spine.

In general, just tighten up your form. I know you’re working with light weight right now, but habits are habits.