I've been primarily deadlifting straight Leg for the past few years and I want to change things up by doing the standard deadlift.
I'm having an issue as the bar starts to rise, my bar doesnt just scrape my shins, it hits them, and pretty much destroys the lift.
My setup is:
-bar is over the middle of my feet
-slight bend in the hips/knees to the point where my shins touch the bar as I bend down
-pressure is on the middle to heels of my feet
I've read the deadlift is initiated with the legs. Does that mean as I drive my heels into the ground, and as the bar starts to rise my knees start to straighten?
PS I'd post a vid, but I don't have a camera.