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Please Critique My Deadlift

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  1. Your knees pop out first on the way down. A deadlift is a hip hinge. Try to sit back more and ‘squat’ the weight less.
  2. Always touch the floor on every rep. Ideally, leave the weight on the floor for a split second and reset.
  3. Keep the bar closer to your shins.

Is it me, or does that bar look weird?

Keep the bar as close as possible at all times. When you get to working with heavier weights (200+ kg), if the bar loses contact with your thigh at any point during the lockout your back will probably round over and you’ll miss the rep or get hurt. Focus on keeping your lats tighter during the lockout and extend your hips hard (think about trying to hump the bar)

[quote]nighthawkz wrote:

  1. Your knees pop out first on the way down. A deadlift is a hip hinge. Try to sit back more and ‘squat’ the weight less.
  2. Always touch the floor on every rep. Ideally, leave the weight on the floor for a split second and reset.
  3. Keep the bar closer to your shins.[/quote]

This is what I noticed too, 1 especially.

I would say back angle looks good.

Besides resetting between each rep, looked like a good set.

Stop looking at yourself in the mirrors though. Especially the side one. Film it, like you are then check your form. Don’t try and get a head glance half way through.