OK well I'm doing them tomorrow for my deload workout and was actually planning on going up to a 2-3RM so I'll record it.
Does it seem like I should maybe bend my legs less? Looking back at the video and then taking a look at this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8cRg1uC_84&feature=related it seems like maybe I should keep them a little straighter. That would place more emphasis on hamstrings right?
Actually I wouldn't be doing the GM's for deadlifts, if anything I'd be doing them for squats because naturally I'm fine at deadlifts but my body is just awful at squatting. As for deadlifting, it may be an overtraining thing with them but I've never done them more than once per week. I do know though that if I give it enough time I come back as strong as I used to be (for instance last time I hurt myself deadlifting 3x300 and then 2 weeks later only could do rack pulls with 2x285. I haven't done any form of rack pulling/deadlifts since then 5 months ago but 2 days ago was able to get 2x335 pretty easily so it just came back....and yes I know that's still pathetic lol).
I'm surprised by that, I would think a narrower stance would provide more hamstring work because of the greater stretch, no? Maybe I'll try a wider stance then if that focus more on hams.
Yea I don't want a lot of leg drive with my rack pulls. Apparently the way I'm doing them would build up upper back thickness which is what I want, although I don't know if I can say I feel it a ton in upper back. Then again I was only doing 2-3 reps per set.
Interesting, I kind of felt like it would make me fall backwards but I'll give that a shot, it's actually the way the article I first posted mentioned for those looking to hit the back muscles more.
As for GM's it kind of looks like I'm already doing a half squat or so doesn't it? I don't know, the weight is really light...but it just felt natural to do that. I feel like even that weight would have been semi-difficult with straight legs.