I love deadlifts, do them once a week religiously…I feel as though I have damned good form, although, hell, it’s possible I’m talking out of my ass. My girlfriend recently converted to lifting and she’s been trying to deadlift. From what I can see, her form is fine, and yet she says she can feel no tension whatsoever in her hamstrings.
Is this possible? She’s a former ballet dancer, so could she have built up some sort of bizarre strength in her hamstrings or some sort of muscle imbalance that makes deadlifts not function as designed? (Although I have a feeling that it is more likely something is incorrect in my teaching).
I know, get to the point…what I’m asking is, does anyone have a link to a video example of a proper deadlift? I’ve been wracking my brains trying to get her to do it right…I have her watch me, I’ve been having her practice her form incessantly…nothing seems to be working. I’m leery of asking for help in the gym; I’ve seen waaaay too many guys doing the old deadlift/good morning/horribly arched back surprise and it doesnt even look close to healthy.
I’ve read and reread Ian King’s advice and force fed it to her…still, nothing. So, again, any video links would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance