I could use some helpful tips on my deadlifts. Right now I feel like my ass comes up too quick and then my back pulls up to finish the lift. My back never bends but it definitly feels like I’m doing part conventional deadlift, part stiff legged deadlift in one motion.
The main problem is not so much that I’m weak in those areas, but I feel that the bar is already scrapping my shins. How am I suppose to pull the bar over the knees if I keep the back completely straight?
Is there any break in the waist when doing this exercise?[/quote]
Do not, DO NOT bend at the waist when deadlifting. Assuming you like being able to walk and move around without assistance.
What you are doing is perfectly normal and fine. However, you do want to adjust your form so your ass doesn’t have to come up first, in other words experiment with how high or low your ass is till you find the height that you can pull the most weight with. If your ass is coming up first, you’re just wasting energy.
I’d need a video to be absolutely sure, but this sounds reasonable.