Beginner here

I'm good at squatting and doing dips, but I'm bad at deadlift. Is this normal? Seems like it is more often the opposite

  1. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >good at
    >bad at
    This tells us absolutely nothing. Post weight and reps retard

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes you're right. I'm just saying I do these first two exercises correctly (= my form is good) but I struggle with the deadlift

      • 3 days ago
        Anonymous

        Longer torso, shorter arms. Duh. Switch to a trap bar, set your hips lower, closer to that of a clean pull. Do the deadlift and it will be way more comfortable. If you do this a few times and it feels good, go back to the barbell and do the same. Squats is easier for people with shorter femur and legs in general, narrower hips, pulling exercises usually easier for those with longer arms shorter torsos.

        • 3 days ago
          Anonymous

          I have wide hips, see my picture above

          • 3 days ago
            Anonymous

            So?

  2. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    You probably have stubby little arms

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I let you judge by yourself

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Your limbs seem average, I assume your legs are approximately the same proportionally as your arms. Deadlifts engage your entire posterior chain. You probably just aren’t at a proper level of calibration with your neuron and brain muscle connection. Back flat, feet planted and focus force in middle, engage and tighten core and exhale, gripping as tight as possible and lifting first with hamstrings and completing the lift by thrusting your hips forward and engaging your lower back, lats and traps

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Not OP but have the same problem, thanks that seems genuinely helpful

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Tbh the problem is that I don't get how to execute this exercise. Plus, my hamstrings hurt quite a lot. I had a PT for a few sessions and he told me he had never seen that before.

          • 3 days ago
            Anonymous

            Deadlift quickstart guide for beginners
            >feet shoulder width apart
            >grip bar
            >tighten shoulderblades down
            >straighten lower back
            >without changing angle of lower back: leg press the floor away
            >when bar gets over your knees: tense glutes to bring hips forward
            >continue until standing straight up
            ezpz

      • 3 days ago
        Anonymous

        Thank Mr Skeltal.

        Because I'm confused about the difference between Deadlift and RDL

        Deadlift is from the floor. RDL never touches the floor and should be executed like a reverse stiff leg deadlift.

        • 3 days ago
          Anonymous

          Yes but in both cases the problem is that my hamstrings (or something next to the knee) hurts me SO much that I can't even start the exercise

  3. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    In deadlift the most important thing is to keep is to keep the right distance between shins and bar. I suspect that in most cases that's why people complain that DL fucks their back. Another mistake might be that you're pulling with your back too early. You gotta move you're ass up all the way and only when that's not enough anymore pull with your back.
    Go watch the rippetoe video on DL.

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      In my case I noticed 2 problems: 1) I struggle to understand the succession of movements I'm supposed to do 2) My hamstrings hurt a lot

  4. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    >bad at deadlift
    what do you mean by that? what are your numbers ?

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      When I do the RDL it hurts in the back or my knee, I don't know whether it is the popliteus muscle or the hamstring but it hurts

      • 3 days ago
        Anonymous

        Why the fuck did you not mention in your OP that you were talking about RDLs?

        • 3 days ago
          Anonymous

          Because I'm confused about the difference between Deadlift and RDL

          • 3 days ago
            Anonymous

            then look it up maybe?

  5. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

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