I know some back rounding is allowable when using heavier weights, but I’m wondering if I have too much. I feel soreness in more my mid back and not my lower back, so that’s telling me those muscle are working more, however, I’d like to hear what you guys think.
Also, what are some other pointers you’d give me? Feel free to watch my other vids and critique those as well.
What’s up with the straps?
I was talking to AJ Roberts and I told him that my grip holds back my deadlift. He said go ahead and use straps since I don’t lift to be a power lifter. I lift to get more athletic. [/quote]
I agree with AJ (not that my opinion matters compared to his).
Although I generally agree with the approach of lifting without straps, I’ve been told by a few good powerlifters that you shouldn’t let grip hold back your deadlift and to use straps when needed.
The catch is to try not to rely on them. For example, go without them until in the session until you can’t hold the weight.