Try hip hinges and see what happens.
I don’t like how most deadlift instructions seem to merely assume that people can do this. The first time I tried a proper hip-hinge, I couldn’t do it. My back kept rounding. It took weeks of practicing it and doing good mornings properly for my hamstrings and glutes to actually loosen up enough for me to do the movement.[/quote]
Magick hit it on the head here
That’s how I use to pull lol, I was convinced that it was just how I was built.
Searching and searching how to constantly improve my form for deadlifts over the past 11 months and I finally got it figured out.
It all has to do with hamstring flexibility. Arching lower back and stretching hamstrings kind of go in OPPOSITE directions.
- Keep your legs straight and bend your torso parallel to ground (note how hammies feel)
- Arch your lower back and try to bend your torso parallel to ground (should feel an immense stretch in hamstrings)
That is essentially what goes on in the bottom position when you’re trying to maintain a neutral back right before the pull. When you are not able to keep tension in your hamstrings with an arched back, your lower back actually GIVES UP and rounds over so that the hamstrings feel more comfortable.
Practice stretching the hell out of your hamstrings with hard arched GMs.
Arch hard and push your butt back… once that loosens up over a few days.
Then arch hard and push back and then try to maintain arch while attempting to lower torso to parallel.
Gives your hamstrings a hell of a stretch and really loosens them up.
Once I got that fixed, my lower back was no longer as sore from deadlifting since the force is now more evenly distributed… Felt a lot more soreness in hamstrings and traps now.
If you’ve watched the “so you think you can bench” videos… he says that while benching you should feel highly uncomfortable. I think that can carry over to deadlifting lol, it doesn’t feel very comfortable for the hamstrings down there.