I am 5’8 180 lbs and have a 510 lb deadlift, currently. My form is such that I use a lot of spinal erectors and very little legs. I have had a few different people watch me pull, and the comments that I get are:
I am “all erectors which is not necessarily a bad thing, after all, Bolton pulls like that.”
“If you incorporated more legs into the movement, your poundages would go up.”
“You are setting yourself up for injury!”
What I wonder is, who is right? It would take a lot to detrain and retrain myself to pull differently. I have a decent lift right now, and have stayed totally injury free while building it up, yet I don’t want to end up with a major injury either…
I’ll try to get video of a deadlift on here, just so others can comment on my form.
My personal thinking is, “if it aint broke, don’t fix it.” However, I don’t want to get “broke” either and it’d be nice for the pull to get even better by doing something more helpful…