I really appreciate the feedback. I'd take you all out for a beer if I could!
So, I've been implementing the suggestions made to my form (esp w/ deadlifts). I posted two videos below really emphasizing sitting back on heels/chest up/shoulders behind bar. The first vid is with a weigh 15 lbs heavier than before and the second vid is of a lighter weight (which my form slowly breaks down at the end). Two questions:
1) If I'm not mistaken, I notice that my hips seem to rise slightly before the bar comes up. Also, my weight seems to naturally shift forward from starting position. Are my hips positioned too low and am I sitting two far back?
2) I feel this is a stupid question. I'm assuming that the rationale for 'sitting back' is to decrease range of motion required of the lift and its probably safer. I do feel, however, that I could lift more weight shifted more forward "pulling with my lower back" (as max stated). So, does having good form come at the cost of lifting more weight? I'm asking this in hopes of avoiding the frustration/discouraged of not setting PRs as often as I'd like while getting new form situated.
Thanks a bunch dudes!