About 3 month ago i saw my deadlift form, and it was BAD! From the beginning my upper and lower back was VERY rounded . My 1rm was easy 550lbs, the funny thing is that I never had any back pain but at the same time deadlift was for me very uncomfortable and i dont “feel it”, so i never push this lift hard.
Next session i tried to get more neutral back, but I couldnt, my mobility was horrible. So for the last 3 months I was trying to fix it. I did tons of mobility drills, lacrosse ball massage for hamstring/glutes (this helps me the most), RDL for stretch, rack pulls etc
I was so obsessed with proper technique, that within three months I did not do any heavy DL training. I was only able to think about proper form… and i still cant get straight back.
Today my friend told me that i should stop thinking about form, because my form improved A LOT, and i should focus on heavy training.
Ok below are my 2 singles from today session. Few notes:
- Im 6’3 300lbs
- I am droping my shoulders,and round my upper back purposely - this way i can keep more neutral lower back.
- Sorry for bad quality, and in the video i have very long shirt - my lower back is somewhere around belt
Ok and few question.
Is this lower back position acceptable? Can i pull heavier with that form?
Starting position hips placement, should i keep hips higher? (video 2 - hips shot up at the beginning of pull)
Does the movement looks fluid? Ok? Should i change something?
Any other tips?
I THANK YOU all for your help