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Deadlift Form Check


#1

First time ever I get myself recorded.
It’s 282lbs x8 (128kg) at 170lbs bw (77kg), which is my personal record.
A pair of things:
-on the first rep I shake when lowering the weight, it’s because I’m usually weaker during the initial pull from the floor and was expecting the bar to move slower than it did
-I’ve got the impression my shoulders are a bit closed forward the whole time, we only have standard barbells in the gym and bending the bar while pulling back the arms doesn’t really work much


#2

Just two this I’ll point out right away don’t regrip between reps you can see you loosen up before pulling again. And second get a better belt 4" all the way around


#3

Thanks!
For “regrip” you mean the fact that I open my fingers before gripping again? So between each rep I should always keep the hand fully closed and just tighten the grip, correct?
As for the belt, working on it, that’s the only one the gym has, I will order one in the next couple weeks :slight_smile:


#4

Yes keep grip tight. You can see you get loose when you regrip. And a powerlifting belt will be way better.


#5

Thanks, will do! :slight_smile:
As for the back alignment, is it ok? And shoulders, aren’t they a bit too forward?