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DL Form Check

Any feedback is appreciated.

Back looks good, but something heavier may change that. Sit down a little more before you pull to get your shoulders behind the bar.

Try not to roll the bar toward you before you pull. Learn to stand close, bend over, and pull. It’s just easier that way.

Just keep doing what you’re doing, your form looks good for a beginner. You’ll find and perfect your groove over time. As the weight gets heavier your form will start to break…that’s when you should start addressing your weak points.

Keep at it!

When I go heavy on my dead lifts (reps of 2-3), I lower the weight slow so my elbows don’t incur such a nasty impact.

Were you an Oly lifter at any point in life? You have a ton of pop at the top of your pull, like you’re about ready to clean it.

Looks pretty good to me though. Agree you could get your hips back/down a bit further and arch your back a little harder.

Get your setup tighter. Stop rolling the bar to your shins.

And lowering the bar slow on heavy deads is a horrible suggestion unless you are a fan of torn hamstrings.

No comment on form, but it looks like if you train alot in a few months this will be baby weight to you, good luck

Thanks for the responses fellas. I’m just getting back to dl’ing after focusing on squatting for quite awhile. I have pulled 365 but that was about a year ago and I hope to hit 405 when I test my max next. Getting the weight off the floor is the toughest part for me I think, what has worked for you all to improve strength off the ground?

[quote]KJohns200 wrote:
Thanks for the responses fellas. I’m just getting back to dl’ing after focusing on squatting for quite awhile. I have pulled 365 but that was about a year ago and I hope to hit 405 when I test my max next. Getting the weight off the floor is the toughest part for me I think, what has worked for you all to improve strength off the ground?[/quote]

Speed work is key for initiating a strong pull. Your biggest problem is that roll you do with the bar is causing you to start your pull from a different place everytime. Your form is good and you keep your back and hips in a good position but you do not consistantly do the same thing off the floor everytime.

Get tighter before you start the pull, take a huge breath and push your abs out hard and lock your low back into place. It looks like it starts rounding in your later reps. More abs, good mornings, rdl’s, ghr’s, and upper back.