Not really powerlifting related since I don’t plan to compete or anything.
It’s a bit over 2xbw, 375lbs at 172lbs of weight. Can’t really wrap my head about my deadlift anymore, there’s always something that feels off either in my setup or in exectution and I can’t point it out.
First things first:
-how do I fix my stupid face without surgery?
-yep, it’s recorded with a vertical phone. We suck at technology;
-I flip the end portion of the pants during deads to better check my foot placement under the bar;
-up until last summer I pulled with a more horizontal torso, I was 6-8 pounds heavier, then coming back after a short break I started pulling myself in a more vertical position at the beginning. With the old stance, I felt more work in my lower back, keeping the bar close to the body was easier but breaking it off the floor was harder. With the current stance, I feel the legs working more, barely anything in the lower back and a lot more in the upper back/lats, it’s harder to keep the bar close to the body, and the bar breaks the floor almost by itself when I set up. Worths to note that with this stance, it’s harder to do multiple reps, depending on weight when I end up in the 6-10 range I feel quads fatiguing.
-neck not neutral, I was trying to look in the mirror like a dumbfuck;
-bar doesn’t move straight and overall doesn’t stick close to the body as much as I want, which is weird considering my back got stronger in rows, chins and all the other main lifts improved too;
-I used squat shoes because that damn floor is slippery when I go barefoot, I don’t feel like my feet are making good contact, so I kept shoes on and added a mat under the bar to make up for the deficit;
-belt was a bit loose, one hole tighter would have been ideal;
-as shitty as the rep looks, I felt I could add more weight (about 20lbs) and get away with it (I usually don’t overestimate myself so I consider this an honest guess);
I’m decreasing loads from the next training cycle (running 5/3/1) to focus on technique and bar speed. Any suggestion appreciated, possibly as simple as they can get, I’m unsure on basic stuff like: should I leg press the weight off the floor and then snap forward with the hips when the bar reaches the knees, like two separate movements? Or should it be a single movement? Should I position more forward or back? Hips too high or too low?
Short term goal: 2.5bw deadlift by end of the year, which means about 440lbs give or take since some weight gain is on the list.
Long term goal: 3bw deadlift by whatever non finite amount of years required.