Welcome to this new interactive series where you can watch the exciting progress of theBird learning how to deadlift again.
I have not deadlifted for about 2 years after a lower back injury, and now as it is off-season I have decided to do some strength work and I am going to give deadlifting another go. My previous 1RM was 200 kg/400 lbs. I am 6'2, weigh 92 kg/ 200 lbs. I have a history of lower back pain with squatting and deadlifting.
I need advice on my form and technique and tips on how to improve and reach my goals. I would be happy if one of the more experienced members would like to take this project on as a coach, or otherwise maybe we can do this project as a community with a number of members providing input.
My goals are in this order:
1. Get my form/technique right (1 month)
2. Lift 50% of my bodyweight (2 months)
3. Deadlift my own bodyweight (4 months)
4. Deadlift 1.5x my bodyweight (6 months)
Below is the first video of this series. 3 days later after this was shot I have felt some minor lower back irritation(2/10). I feel my form/technique is not tight enough at the bottom and my lower back maybe doing more work than it needs to;
Feel free to add your input.