Zero hip extension, bad setup. You’re rounded before you ever pull. Hips don’t give you much at all. You need a lot of technical work but once you get it you’ll have 500 no problem.
Get some film of you pulling conventional (maybe even with the same weight) and let us compare to see if you really need to stick with conventional or if you’re good with sumo. Some have better leverages for one or the other.
Also lose the seizure related videos for critiques, I nearly turned it off honestly.[/quote]
LOL, I like video editing.
Recent film? The last one I have is from Feb '11…LOL
[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
For starters, your hips rise too fast and your lats don’t appear to be locked in. Might have to widen your stance a little and push your knees out more.
On your setup, set your feet first, then sit back and grab the bar, set your lats/upper back, and pull. Drive out with your knees, and when the bar gets past your knees drive your hips forward as you lock your knees out.
If you are going to pull sumo then pull sumo all the time, at least until your technique is sound. Sumo is much more technically demanding than conventional.
Good examples (though both of these guys are probably a lot shorter than you are):
Also, get a real belt.[/quote]
Thank you so much. So I’m pushing the lats back when I’m down? In a stiff position?
Also, what is a “Real belt”? I thought mines was “real”.