I think I'm mentally retarded. I can't figure out the correct deadlift form after years of lifting.

I think I'm mentally retarded. I can't figure out the correct deadlift form after years of lifting. Anyone know this feel? I lie and say I have an injury if I'm lifting with others and deadlifts pop up.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just do RDLs, way easier to grasp and arguably better lift anyway

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just drop your hips and keep your chin tucked (the image is wrong,you can herniate a disk in your neck not keeping your head in line with your spine)

      Brace your abs and lock your hips in to keep your spine neutral

      It's basically a low bar squat but easier because your hips fire immediately instead of after a drop and you just stand up

      This is the bitch way out

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This my physical therapist explained the hyper importance of keeping the neck and spine alined

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why has this meme suddenly appeared. You know who does "RDLs"? gay retards.

        [...]
        Spread your asshole like you are projectile shitting against the wall
        Then lift your nipple towards the other wall and look down
        Then drive your feet through the floor

        This my physical therapist explained the hyper importance of keeping the neck and spine alined

        All this and sqeeze your butt cheeks on the way up

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why has this meme suddenly appeared. You know who does "RDLs"? gay retards.

      https://i.imgur.com/WZadk8g.jpg

      I think I'm mentally retarded. I can't figure out the correct deadlift form after years of lifting. Anyone know this feel? I lie and say I have an injury if I'm lifting with others and deadlifts pop up.

      Spread your asshole like you are projectile shitting against the wall
      Then lift your nipple towards the other wall and look down
      Then drive your feet through the floor

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if he drives his feet through the floor then he'd break it tho

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look up the Chris Duffin deadlift tutorial on Mark Bell's YouTube channel. You can also do kettlebell swings until you feel like you can replicate that hinge movement with a deadlift.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros when I fail a deadlift it's never partial, the weight just never leaves the floor. What's wrong and what do I do?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I need a video to judge. If your back rounds it's a weak low back or lats. If it doesn't sometimes it's weak abs or a shit starting position. You might also just have way too much weight on the bar.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, I haven't got a video and won't be deadlifting for another two days. I'm actually rather confident in my back position and start position, even though I maybe shouldn't be without outside feedback.
        If I had to describe what's going on, there just ain't no wind in my sails. I'll dial back the weight 10-15lbs and take a 10 minute rest just to make up the missed reps, but even then the bar just ain't moving from the floor.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Deadlifts kick your ass. If you fail, wait, and then try again you are probably just fatigued.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I should specify: it's not as if I fail to lift the weight at all. Those first 2-3 reps at my working weight go as they're supposed to with little at least perceived breakdown in form. But after that, it's just over. The bar doesn't move.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I should specify: it's not as if I fail to lift the weight at all. Those first 2-3 reps at my working weight go as they're supposed to with little at least perceived breakdown in form. But after that, it's just over. The bar doesn't move.

          That's how you're supposed to fail deadlifts. At the floor, or just above it is the most mechanically challenging position. Only if you let your back round, have grip issues, or have weak glutes, will you fail at your knees or higher.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This was me today
            >lift 315lbs, actually not that hard, RP7
            >add 5lbs, 320lbs
            >completely fucking fail to even allow a single atom of oxygen to pass under the plate, shit's glued to the ground, almost pass out

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You're shit at judging RPE. It was 10, not 7. Your bracing and starting position probably also suck though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do more squats. Your quads aren’t strong enough to get the weight off the ground.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >squats make legs stronger for deadlifts
        >deadlifts make back strong for squats
        Kino symbiosis

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You probably have tight hamstrings. Try stretching them and doing block pulls in the meantime.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    you shouldn't have to? your legs should bend behind the bar pretty easily with minimal contact. They might touch a bit, but as long as you're not lifting way out of your level, it shouldn't be hurting or bothering you

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It took me couple of months to understand how to activate my back muscles for pull ups.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not op but how's my deadlift

    https://streamable.com/tz174d

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of shit advice in this thread:
    >don’t try and turn the deadlift into a squat. When people try and drop their hips too low they usually end up shooting up and the bar doesn’t move until they get to a higher height anyway, setting your hips high enough they don’t shoot up but are still below shoulders is a good starting position and will be more efficient in the long term
    >shoulders must be over the bar. Similar to the first point, if the weight is heavy enough the bar won’t move until shoulders are over the bar
    >make sure you set up with the bar over mid foot. This is similar to points one and two, if the bar isn’t over mid foot it won’t move and having it rolling around is just making your pull less efficient
    >pull slack out of the bar by tugging on the bar and pressing into the ground with your quads and hamstrings, almost like a leg press
    >after you pull slack, as soon as shins are on the bar initiate the pull. You don’t want to wait or you’ll loose tension you’ve built up
    These are all very general cues that should help get a strong starting position. If you’re unclear on these just watch Alan thralls video on deadlifting

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