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Old 12-08-2008, 11:41 AM
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haha...you see i dub even with your eyes closed don't you

as a fellow "middleweight"...i thought i meant more to you
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:46 AM
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Alright- thanks all- I'll give it a shot.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:50 AM
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Definately get your butt down. Bar close to the shins, knees bent, tight core, shoulders back. I think the straighter your back is the better advantage you're at since the low back, IME, is generally the weak link in DLs. The more straight up your back is the less you're doing a good morning and more actual deadlift. I'm sure there is a point where you could have too much knee motion and not enough back but you're definately on the other end of the spectrum so I dont' think you have to worry about that.

If you think about it in a physics perspective, the more bent over you are the longer the effective "lever arm" gets (the distance perdenicular to the force between the weight and you). This makes your back work harder to stay in its tight arch.

The straighter up you are the shorter the lever arm is working against you, thus making it easier. It transfers more % of the force into a direct compression instead of a shearing force.

If that helps.... lol

Oh and... uhhh.... Thanks Ross... I think. lol

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Old 12-08-2008, 04:17 PM
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haha...you see i dub even with your eyes closed don't you

as a fellow "middleweight"...i thought i meant more to you
My fat ass is going to be a light heavyweight soon...I weighed in at 190 one day this week.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:43 PM
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Haha I think I just peaked over 190 as well.... booo. haha I wouldnt' mind being 190lb but not at this bf.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:47 PM
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^^ It's all good. Maybe we should figure out the exact weight we carry in fat and then subtract it from how much we tell people we weigh...and then add it to our squat.

I weigh a solid 145 and finally squatted over 400 in that case.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:17 PM
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OK, here's take two.

If it looks sloppy, it felt sloppy- my quads are a lot stronger than my hams/glutes and so I really wasn't feeling the ham/glute activation (though I was pushing for it). AND I had lowered the weight to try for form.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:38 PM
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before you pull get your shoulders ahead of that bar a bit...not behind it. that should cure some slop
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:55 PM
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Get your ass up a little bit, you're back is a little bit too vertical. And like Pity said, get your shoulders over the bar. The scapula should be directly over the bar. The bar should also be completely deloaded before the next pull (meaning you should stop for a couple seconds at the bottom of the lift with the bar on the ground)

To setup: Get your feet under the bar, shins about an inch away. Grab the bar with your scapula right over top of it, raise your butt up until you can get a good arch in your lower back and squeeze your glutes. Flex/Push your abs out and pull. That's how I've been doing it, maybe not in that order but that's what I remembered

Eric does a nice job of explaining it here:
http://www.bodybuilding.net/personal...lift#post54566
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^^Not there
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