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Deadlift Form Check


#1

New 5rm of 160kg/352lbs just looking to see if form looks okay


#2

It seems that you are not correctly engaging your hips which causes your lower back to round forward. You could try standing just a bit closer to the bar and try to bring your hips down and chest up just prior to liftoff. This should help you keep your lower back in a more beneficial position as well.


#3

Okay thanks will try that out, do you think the rounding is excessive?


#4

Overextending your lower back in either direction is a habit you should aim to eliminate immediately. Try to maintain your natural spine position in your lower back and only allow rounding of your upper back if even that. It's a technique not suitable for everyone and it definitely shouldn't show this early.


#5

I think the problem was what you said with the bar not being close enough to my shins normally I place it at about 1 inch away but today I tried it a little further out 3-4 inches away from shins do you think that could have been the cause?


#6

3-4 inches away from your shins is way too far. You should be positioned in a way that puts the middle of your feet straight under the bar.