225x3 @ 9 RPE (this was two workouts ago) https://youtu.be/CowmpLfbksw
Hey guys, new to the forums so I'm unsure on if this is the place to put this.
I'm going to be starting Greg Nuckols beginner program "The Journey" next week, so I decided to find out where I should start for triples. This is my last set which was at an RPE around 9. Recently I've been starting to learn how to actually include my lats and traps while lifting the weight, whereas before it literally felt like I was only using my legs.
Two things I'm worried about from this video however. First, I want to be sure that my lower back isn't rounded too much on this lift, and I'm of course trying to work towards having it straight the entire time. I'm thinking it was rounding because when I did this set I wasn't focused on having my chest up, which I think would have helped, or perhaps a mobility issue, though I've been doing lots of mobility work the past month or so.
Second, it seems like I kind of have the thing going on where the hips shoot up and it turns into a stiff legged deadlift. Today when I DL'd (couldn't get a video), I tried moving my shins back a little and lowering the hips so my torso was more upright. The back felt straighter, but I was only able to get 205x3. So either I'm "built" to deadlift the way in the video (probably not) or my legs are weak as shit (probably).