Hi, so i first learned my deadlifts from a renowned olympic lifting coach.
After a couple of months he told me that i was doing an “olympic lifting deadlift” ( the one he tought me)
I start with my hips fairly high, i first straighten out my legs and than do a hip hinge, so my back takes over the weight after my legs are sort of straight. This feels good, but since i now understand there is another technique, apparantly the powerlifting technique(?) i try to work on that one.
By the way i dont do any olympic lifts, just powerlifting. Therefore i want to learn the “other” deadlifting technique.
But when i try this one: (Start with lower hips and engage my back from the beginning and i believe i am using my quads instead of my hamstrings) I can lift way less weight.
I am thinking its because i am just used to the other technique and my hamstrings are fairly strong compared to my quads now, every session i try to do all my warm up sets with the “powerlifting technique” but every workset when things get heavy for me my muscle memory takes over and i automatically start doing the olympic technique. I also dont really feel like the powerlifting deadlift is catching up, the weight feels heavy really soon (@ low poundage) and this doesnt seem to change.
Any thoughts on the difference, which one is better, if it matters, if its normal etc?