I posted a question on squats and got pretty good feedback so here is one on deadlifts: I have a classic “swimmer body type,” at 5’11.5 my arms are 6’5 and I have short legs. My cousin who is 6’4 looks the same height as me when we are sitting because its as if someone had pasted a 6’4 torso on 5’11 legs.
Deadlifting and rack pulls are by far my favorite exercises, mainly because in my semi beginner state they are the only exercises I can use halfway decent weight on (405x2 on DL and 585x4 omn rack pulls from 2 in below knee.)
The problem is I often feel like I’m pulling through the balls of my feet because my arms are so far forward. This then tends to make keeping my back straight somewhat difficult. If any of you have this problem or have any ideas as to stance, grip, or DL variation I could try that could help, I’d really appreciate it.