Anyway, I’ve only recently been doing DLs, and I’m trying to improve technique. For some reason, I’ve done lots of stiff-legged DLs in the past, but not the normal kind, so I find my lower back tries to do all the work. When seeing your vid, it seemed to me that your legs did most of the first part of the lift, while your back did all the rest. I would have thought the legs and back should work together till the very end (where the back takes over).
(I really wish somebody at my gym would deadlift…)[/quote]
I feel most of the work in my legs when doing pulls. Your back is definitely involved in the lift, their is no way it cannot be.
When you position yourself for the lift see if your shoulders are behind the bar or over the bar. They should be behind the bar at the start and from their you want to continue to pull the weight back and not just up. Your shoulders should move backward thru the movement.
Also make sure your heels are digging into the ground. If you are putting wait into your toes while performing the lift you will feel it in your back. See if you can tell where you are putting the pressure in your foot. It should be in the heels throughout the movement. Hope this helps