Update: I have tried to implement the points and some feedback/experiences from others that you kindly took the time to share.
So, what I tried to do in my recent deadlift session:
- Keep the bar as close to the body as possible, this resulted in some painful shins.
- Try to shift the ankle joints back so that my bodyweight is behind the bar. It's quite difficult to do this without dipping the hips down. More a mental cue thing.
- Try not to hyperextend at the end of the reps, try to thrust the hips forward when the bar passes the knees.
I felt in general the weight felt lighter today when it was closer to the body and I was shifting my weight behind the bar instead of having my shoulders too far forward. Last time around, the same weight felt heavier.
I still think that mentally I can reach lockout in my mind quicker when the bar passes the knees, like push the hips forward at the right time.
The end of my 6th rep felt a bit shit in terms of form, well the 6th rep in general. I think I will stick at this weight for now until I feel totally comfortable with say 7 reps.
But, yeah, would appreciate the feedback both good and bad. It's still a work in progress, and I'll keep on working on the form on every warmup set and do the paused deadlifts too.
As for the belt, it's for a recurrent lower back injury I have had... not because I actually want to wear one. It means I have to do extra core exercises to supplement my deadlifts.