View Full Version : 475x1 Deadlift Form Check

10-21-2006, 09:17 PM

475x1 which is 95% of my 1RM.

I noticed some flaws, but I want to see what y'all think first and how to fix it.

10-21-2006, 09:29 PM
Try to keep your shoulders behind the bar a little.

10-22-2006, 10:14 AM
1) Hip drive

2) Back angle--keep it at the same angle as your starting position until you break your knees, then extend your hips to complete it.

3) Incidently, to keep your back angle the same, you should focus on pushing your feet through the ground, ie, extending your knees.

4) Arch your back, too.

Good job on the heavy deadlift.


10-23-2006, 08:19 AM
So is this a form problem or is there muscle weaknesses in there that is causing it?

10-23-2006, 12:22 PM
probably a bit of both, your legs straighten too soon so your leverage is bad when you come to lockout. Sit back and down more and use your legs to break the bar.. box squats are the best thing I found for getting this down, along with lowering the weight and making a concious effort to push your feet through the floor.

fixing your form will let you get a lot stronger, and not tweak anything

10-23-2006, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the help yall

Someone at bb.com (not no teen either... if you go there you know him.. its Dom... he deadlifts 640) said i should work in the 80-90% of my 1RM for a while until I get my form fixed. This would be enough weigh tto challenge me and lift enough I can totally concentrate on form. Hopefully when I get this fixed, my DL numbers will shoot up.