Thanks for the advice so far y’all… I think alot of the things that are being said are things I already sorta know, but just wanted other eyes on it to make sure I wasn’t just seeing what I want to see!
The problem is I’m TRYING to break the floor with my legs but it doesn’t always work. Every now and again I hit it perfectly and the bar just pops up. But more often than not I don’t. Hence using Sheiko to try and drill in the good form.
I think I get impatient when trying to break the floor and jsut pull it as fast as I can in a wide stance convo style instead of letting my legs do the work. Once I start learning how to pull in a suit it’s something I’ll HAVE to do if I want to pull big weights (I’m ordering at Metal V-type squatter when they’re back in stock on EFS).
As for going wider and turning my feet out… Turning my feet out DEFINATELY helps (ie trying to get my heels under the bar) but it absolutely KILLS my hips. They just can’t handle it yet. I’m hoping that gradually turning my feet out over time will sort that on becaue the pop I get off the floor when it all comes together is unreal.
Same story with trying to go ultra wide, my hips aren’t strong enough and my knees end up buckling too. Currently the widest I can go and still hold SOME form is shines just outside the rings.
I like DL_5000’s idea… as in GFS. Since I’m working with a sheiko template the top deadlift sets are all in the 80% range so I’m just trying to get htose up anyway I can and am working on the form side with the prior sets.
My IT band’s starting to act up on both sides at the moment. I’m attributing it to all the squat and sumo work. So hopefully it’ll clear up over the next few days and I can get back at it again next week and try out all the tips.
Are you taking Flameout or a fish oil supp for your hips bro? Do some hip flexor stretches. I find the stretches allow me to go deeper in the hole without nearly as much pain. These might be 2 might be good for you.
IF you already know what you’re problem is you can now work on just fixing it. So you’ve already fought half the battle. Keep up the good work Hanley