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Deadlift Form


Hi guys I'm new to the iron and as I train in a commercial gym I don't really have anyone to critique my form.

If anybody could take the time to point out any issues with my deadlift form I would be very grateful.


Hmmm ok the video doesn't seem to be working so I've uploaded it to youtube so you can check it out here:



your spine position is ok - you wont hurt yourself at the mo.
BUT you are losing a lot of power because your hips start too high - need to be lower than shoulders
and your shoulders are forwards over the bar- they need to be either straight over or slightly behind, so you can pull the bar back with your shoulders while thrusting forward with the hips.


OK thanks Caveman that's exactly the sort of information i'm looking for.