Hi guys, while I’ve been reading the threads and articles here for a few months, this is the first time I’ve ventured in from the cold. Hope it’s not too presumptuous for me to ask for advice the first go around, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
I’ve been following Rippetoe’s Starting Strength for the past 3-4 months, and my lifts have steadily been going up. I’ve reached the point however (190lb Squat, 225lb Deadlift, both for 5 reps) where I’m concerned that if my form isn’t decent then I’ll do myself some damage. With regards to the squat I’ve read a lot of the articles on the site about form, and have been incorporating the tips, e.g. chest out, lower back arch, tight shoulders etc, but I’m a little less sure about my DL. I videoed it today and was wondering whether anyone had any tips I could incorporate.
My viewing back of this lift suggests to me that I’m lifting my hips too early, and thus lifting with my back, but as I say I’m not expert. Confirmation and solutions would be much appreciated!
N.B. I know the lifts aren’t huge, but it’s early doors. I don’t have great knees so I’ve found heavy workouts must have a decent recovery time.
EDIT: Updated video link.