IanK, when I say to him to get his shins perpendicular to the floor Iâ¿¿m using that as cue to get him in position. Obviously, his shins won't be perfectly perpendicular to the floor. The lower your ass is the more your shins will be over the bar which is wrong! If you think you should squat or deadlift with your knee going over your foot then you must not lift much.
Watch Westside videos and look at their shins. They squat with their legs spreading out, not going over the foot ( they actually look perpendicular to the floor donâ¿¿t they? Hmm). None of their shins are over the bar in conventional deadlift either. But then I guess these guys donâ¿¿t know what theyâ¿¿re doing. Right?
I defy you to show me one world class deadlifter with his shins that far over the bar or their ass that low...BTW, I deadlift well over three times bodyweight without drugs (650+). I also have taught many people to deadlift. Iâ¿¿m a CSCS and have worked with many very good powerlifters.
On Thursday one of my clients--who I have been working with for two months time--deadlifted 345 at 120 lbs. He started deadlifting only 100 lbs. I guess I donâ¿¿t know what the hell Iâ¿¿m talking about.