Here’s 2 more vids from different angles, though neither of them is great. As I’ve already said, filming is not allowed in my gym so I had to sneak these in with my camera phone.
Avocado… No reason to be a dick. I would have posted more vids regardless of whether you showed up shouting fail or just asked straight. I had figured that showing my back position was the important thing, so that was the video I opted to show first. Thanks for the advice that you did give.
Edit2: second vid didn’t post… T-Nation’s video posting is being reaaaal wonky.[/quote]
Aww, I’m just taking the piss. Being a dick is my way of showing the love in a totally non-ghey, swords and axes, round-house kick, football bum-slap, max-squat kind of way. [RIP jesse marunde]
In other news: What your doing in the latest vid could be described as a romanian sumo SLDL. If sumo DL really takes your fancy then put your feet a bit closer together and drive your heels into the ground. Using the whole leg will offer better long term results.
But as i said before you will likely develop better with the classic style DL. The difference is that the longer range of motion in the classic style will offer better muscle growth whereas the shorter range of motion in the sumo wide stance will offer better comp results.
That being said It’s not like switching back and forth between sumo and classic will offer fairly good results as well. Once you learn the right technical lift the extra weight and alternate pattern of the sumo will be a new adaptation stimulus compared with the classic DL.
either way it would be ideal to learn the optimal form of sumo and classic. I would show the difference by starting of with the elbows on the out side as normal, then set by set progress the knees just outside the elbows and then 2-3 inches farther and continue for a few sets till you get just before the plates. this way you can see that you still need to be driving through the heels and into the floor with BOTH knee and hip extension.
Show us your classic DL if you can film it.
Also, nice kicks, how do you like the vibrams?