I have people tell my form is wrong when i’m lifting 300+pounds. Yes, I do round my back when i do deadlifts and I’ve never injured myself once doing them. As long as you use hook grip and properly position your feet and follow the motion correctly, i dont believe it matters if your back is rounded when doing them. Standard straight back deadlfts are great for lower weight, but i always round my back and have never had a problem, because your legs are supposed to be doing the work before you can straighten your back during the lift. [/quote]
That might explain why your deadlift sucks…[/quote]
^truth, for several reasons.
Who actually needs a hook grip for a 300lb deadlift in the first place? I know very few powerlifters who ever use hook grips. Most use mixed. Really though, most people should be able to double-overhand 300. Grip should not be a limiting factor at that weight.
Patranator, you have no business giving advice that you’re basing on ‘what’s worked for you’, because quite frankly, nothing’s worked for you. You have to have achieved something first for this to be the case. Go achieve something, then tell us all how you got there. A 315 deadlift just does not cut it.