Alright I posted this in my log and thought why not post it here and see what the experienced powerlifters think of my form. It was my first time doing a set without bouncing the bar off the ground and I feel like this will help me in the long run. I would just like some feedback/thoughts/technique help from you guys.
Edit: 405 x 5, current bodyweight of 141 pounds, 5'7
With repeated hyperextension, I would be concerned about unecessary load on the facet joints. Over the long run this can cause facet arthropathy. If the facet arthropathy is severe enough, facet hypertrophy can result in spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal.
Yeah I'll just stop the hyperextension of my back from now on when deadlifting. I guess I picked it up after watching all the meets on youtube but never figured that guys just did it to ensure their lifts for the judges.
The getting tighter part I've never really understood. I usually approach the bar, exhale, then breath in and grab the bar and then exhale as I ascend on my lift. Any suggestions on that?
Because some people aren't flexible enough to do it properly, and others don't have the leverages to pull sumo and have a bigger number than their conventional. It's retarded to call it cheating. The whole fucking point of powerlifting is to lift as much as possible, while abiding by the rules. That would be like saying it's cheating to squat with a wide stance in a suit, because it lets you lift more weight. No shit, that's the damn goal.
ok i was being sarcastic there, most of the guys at my gym deadlift sumo, the only problem i do have with sumo is the fact that most guys don't lock their shoulders back when sumo deadlifting, i joke about it being cheating but the truth is yuo should do everything possible within the rules to lift the most weight.