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DL Form Check Beginner 155 lbs


#1

I want to check my form before I go heavy. I did 195 a month ago but was worried about form. How does this look at 155 lbs?

Thanks and Happy New Year!


#2

Those look fine to me. Time to start adding weight.


#3

The first thing you do when lowering the weight is bend your knees. Instead, try to push your hips back until the bar is at around knee level, then bend your knees to get the bar to the ground.
That will reenforce the proper hip hinge movement pattern.
The pulls look ok, maybe looks a bit like your weight is shifted a bit forward onto your toes at the top, but I’m pretty sure it’s more the camera angle, since that’s a weird place to fall forward.
75% of your max is a bit light for a proper form check, a video with heavier weight would help.


#4

Does your gym have any round plates? The plates in your video are basically designed to deter deadlifts.


#5

T3hPwnisher: Yeah 24Hr Fitness does that Shit. . Each time they replace round plates they get the Octagonal ones !
Trying to do reps when the plates rotate fucks the shit up ! Pisses the fuck out of me as I have been a member since 1991

Anyway…the form looks solid. How bad does it get when you get closer to Max though ?


#6

[quote]killerDIRK wrote:
T3hPwnisher: Yeah 24Hr Fitness does that Shit. . Each time they replace round plates they get the Octagonal ones !
Trying to do reps when the plates rotate fucks the shit up ! Pisses the fuck out of me as I have been a member since 1991
[/quote]

You might want to consider top down deadlifts. It’s what I would do in that situation. It doesn’t seem worth it to pull with those sort of plates off the floor.

Either that, or bring in your own pair of round 45s. It only takes 1 pair to offset the angled plates.


#7

I seriously hate that angled plates, really hard to work around. Id agree with the previous poster about your lowering of the weight and how you seem to shift some of your weight to your toes. Driving through the heels, and aggressively getting your hips through arent just good cues. They can prevent injury when lifts get heavy.


#8

IYou have tight hamstrings don’t you?

Arch your back more.

And I personally prefer neutral spine through the cervical.

Also, you seem a bit too tight in the traps (more specifcally in your levator scapulae). Shoulders back and down.

Your knees tend to lock sooner than your hip drive.