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Yeah, deadlift form can vary a good bit depending on your body makeup. People will tend to have bad form due to lack of body awareness and missing that mind to muscle connection that is needed more than you need for more straightforward lifts.Failed a 5x set last week for the first time since starting lifting back at the beginning of November, so looked up what to do and it suggested doing a "deload" week, which I am doing now. It feels really lame driving to the gym to do 20 minutes of what's normally warm-up reps.
Hit three plates on squat, so felt pretty good about that. Deadlift is still substantially weaker than the squat (and is the one I failed), so thinking about getting one of the renta-trainers for a day to tell me whether I'm retarded or not. Probably retarded. It's hard to tell, since literally everyone I see doing deadlifts does them differently.
It's kind of hard to figure progress, since the internet gives a bunch of conflicting messages on how fast you should expect to gain strength at the start. It's either soys saying "if you can lift the bar you're stronger than 95% of humans" or trolls saying they hit 1/2/3/4 the day they started.
Current progress at ~6 months for the x5 sets:
Overhead Press: 55=>115
Bench Press: 85=>155
Yeah I don’t feel like I get much out of them aside from being able to hold a longer max plank. Unfortunately it’s part of my PT test for work so I have to deal with it.Planks are kind of shit for ab work too. Shit like landmine twists, russian twists, leg raises, rope climbers and windshield wiper are where its at imo.
Took the filming advice and had a friend film me doing it at various weights, was able to get some help from the gym owner using the film without having to shell out extra, so that was helpful!Yeah, deadlift form can vary a good bit depending on your body makeup. People will tend to have bad form due to lack of body awareness and missing that mind to muscle connection that is needed more than you need for more straightforward lifts.
Your deadlift weight seems to be somewhat inline with your other lifts. Your squat just seems really high in comparison.
When I first started deadlifting I had stupid bad form. My non lifting hips/lower back posture was terrible from sitting in a computer chair way too much. I would get whatever friend I was lifting with to film it so that I could actually see a side angle of where I was going wrong (you dont want to try looking at a side mirror while doing it).
I also tried my best to stay at a lower weight until I could consistently pull with form I was satisfied with. If going to heavy is forcing bad form and things are firing off out of sync itll hold progression back.
Being that it works your whole body there can also be a lot of points of failure that could be hindering progress as well. I'm sure you have read a lot of this stuff elsewhere. Just throwing out my own personal experience with um.
Did you fail the deadlift because of difficulty driving up or was it more grip strength? I always hit grip strength walls rather than actual posterior chain strength walls with deadlifts. So I started doing Kroc Rows and those have helped immensely. Farmer carries always bored me.
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