View Full Version : Deadlift form

08-04-2007, 08:10 PM
i just started deadlifting a few months ago again and i would just like to get a critique on my form. I'm kinda starting to catch up to where i was before i was deadlifting 355 for a few reps but that was when i was 220 pounds. that was a few years ago, i now weigh 182 and this is me doin 265 for 3 reps


08-05-2007, 02:23 AM
When doing deadlifts you want to be lifting up and backwards. Also on the second rep take a look at your tail end, you can see it moving up before the weight leaves the floor. You look like you are just about to tip forward slightly at the end, your shoulders should be pulled back like you are standing at attention with your chest out and slightly leaned back but without bending your knees.

08-18-2007, 05:33 PM
ok heres 3X 275


08-18-2007, 05:44 PM
check this link out

08-18-2007, 05:51 PM
you need to think of it not as just pulling up, but pulling up and BACK.

You really need to send your hips flying through... like you are hate fucking the bar.

You also pull VERY VERY slow

Judging from your shoes, the weight is in the middle of your feet and sometimes near the front. The weight should be on the heels or close to it.

If your shins aren't bruised or bloodied then your aren't pulling back enough. You should almost drag the damn thing up your body.... which is why powerlifters are always covered in baby powder when they deadlift

08-18-2007, 08:48 PM
ok thanks for the tips guys i will give this another try next time.

dbcb when should i be bringing my hips forward? like at the very top of the movement? i see some people even pull and slightly leaning back, is this what you are talking about?

i think i gotta try and really drive thru my heels

edit number 2: ok i just read im supposed to drive the hips forward when the bar passes the knees. i will try this out next week in my next session.

08-18-2007, 09:39 PM
I like the Godzilla effect when you place the bar on the ground. Great camera work!

Doc D
08-20-2007, 08:56 AM
If your shins aren't bruised or bloodied then your aren't pulling back enough.

As said pain can be a disincentive to correct positioning, it is best to wear shin pads. There is nothing hardcore about having constantly scabbed shins which bleed as soon as one starts lifting (esp. for the other lifters who have to use the smae competition bar).

08-20-2007, 02:56 PM
I would say my deadlift form is pretty good. I had an old school powerlifter compliment me on my form. And I have maybe only once or twice bled from deadlifts. More often I bump my shins a little but not bruise them.

09-21-2007, 06:36 PM
here is 3 x 315 and 8 x 255 for a higher rep set. comment on form. thanks:phat:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i6OGpPhYc4 255

form wasnt too good, first time my grip has given out using double overhand on deadlift, and then even after switching it up my grip just hardly made it. might start using straps for heavy sets