So over the course of my lifting career, I’ve always loved heavy deads. They’re a close second behind squats. However, I’ve always had a problem with finding an optimal setup due to my leverages. I have short, alligator arms, a short torso, and long legs. When I go to set up, in an effort to elongate myself and keep a flat back, my hips have to essentially be a mile behind the bar and I end up looking all “balled up” so-to-speak. Hard to describe, but hope I’m helping.
Anyway…I was looking into ordering some WOW straps from Chris Duffin’s website in an effort to artificially lengthen my arms a bit and allow me to set up more optimally. While I would prefer to not use straps at all, I have no idea how to improve my setup without some form of expensive online coaching.