First a little background. Never an active kid, video game nerd, book reader, etc. Until 6 I was a stick, then I got fat. Fat throughout school. Now I am 19, a sophomore in college.
11th grade decided to join the walk-on varsity football team, went in at 6'2 and fat/weak 205. Came out thinner and about 235, most of the muscle went to my legs. Also gained some fat.
12th grade decided football wasn't for me, I joined video year book instead lol, but joined a gym, the free personal training session assigned me some chest machines, shoulder raises, no legs, high reps.
Freshmen year of college I started reading this site, but not seriously, started trying squat and deadlift. Came out at about 250, maybe a bit stronger then the begining of the year.
May of this year, I was like, fuck this, I'm 19 and still a virgin, never even gotten to first base.
So I did a ton of research, started following the 7 rules of healthy eating and whatnot, got some Flameout and Grow! Whey (poor, no Surge or Metabolic Drive lol)
So, now its november, I'm down to 215. The most I've DLed was 300, squat 245. I can now do 6 pullups, and 35 pushups. I probably lost some muscle, beacuse I cannot afford to eat 200g of protein every day.
Rationing my Grow! Whey, I can only get about 100g of protein a day, which is why I'm sure I've lost some, but not too much muscle.
I don't eat processed food except for scheduled weekend cheats. I don't drink and don't smoke.
I have a bunch of loose skin on my stomach, and flab under my arms, but other than that, my pecs and shoulders are pretty defined, for the first time in my life, so I'm planning on bulking next semester to try to fill up the extra skin.
Also, since I buy my own food, I will probably stay on this lower cal diet until next semester, when I will try to get a chepa meal plan, for unlimited chicken breasts lol.
I love deadlifting, hate squatting, so i squat almost every workout.
Since I have been eating a reduced calorie diet since june, my weights in everything but deadlift have stayed the same or decreased slightly. Squatt used to be about 245 in the begging of the summer, now I can end my 5x5 at 225. So this went down a bit, dumbell press has gone down from ending a 5x5 at 70 to about 55. However, pushups have gone from 10 to 35, and pullups from 1 to 6. Military press has gone from 45 to about 85. I can't do dips, I've tried, and I don't do any direct arm work.
Now, I know my deadlift form is terrible. All my friends are nerds, so I don't have a workout partner. I never see anyone at my gym at school or home doing deadlifts, and I can't afford a PT.
How to I perfect my form? I also don't have a video camera.
I know I have arching in my lower back, but when I try to do the deadlift motion with no weight, I still can't get the roundness out of my back.
Does anyone else have this problem, and any tips/hints?
Thanks for your time on this long read.