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short arm deadlifter form check

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Hi Everyone I have short arms and short torso My deadlift looks like SLDL and i see a round in my lower back Below there is two videos part 1 form is better than part 2 as the weight is lighter Is it better to witch to sumo or keep on progressing with conventional Please check my form Part 1 htt...
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Help on Bench Press imbalance after shoulder injury

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Hurt my left shoulder on Jun 14th when I max out on bench press. After 2 weeks(arond June 29th) I start doing incline press and rows as rehab,2 weeks later my shoulder feels better and i start doing flat bench press. Now it seems recovered(no pain ,no soreness) but recently i start to record...
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Overweight - Is it even a good idea to start powerlifting?

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Hey!   I am new here, so Hello, how are you guys?   And I have a question to start with. For the past few months I started to train with a personal trainer (who is specialised in Tae Bo Training) to become a bit healthier. I tried out a lot of different stuff and came to the point that...
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short arm deadlifter form check

adnan says

thanks for your reply

Pulling with high hip for short arm and short torso really difficult
 

And also pulling sumo with short arms will let me sink down  :) 

I think pulling with low hips conventional is the best 


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short arm deadlifter form check

amelamud says

Hello,

 

You could certainly try switching to sumo as the shorter range of motion would make it easier given your arms and I also find sumo less stressful on my lower back.  That said, if you want to build up some back strength, I think conventional is the way to go.

 

The main thing that I saw is it seems your starting with your hips too low.  First, you could try starting closer to the bar, it's hard to tell from the video whether the bar is over your mid-foot.  Second, I always follow the cue from Starting Strength, which is that I just bring my hips down as far as necessary to have my shins just touch the bar and no further.  Once I hit that point, I will just straighten my back, but the height of my hips don't change.

 

Finally, make sure your taking a big breath of air and bracing your core.  If you bracing hard and you low back is still rounding, then it's just a strength issue.  Keep working at it safely, and you will get stronger.

 

Cheers


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PR Thread!

Hammer_L says

three new consecutive PR's. 605lb (+5), 615lb (+15) and 620lb (+20) @ 188lb BW. that's 20lb in about 4 and a half months or so. my previous grinder is a few posts up. 

 


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Help on Bench Press imbalance after shoulder injury

RJorg says

Thanks!!It is because of my position on the bench.I let my friend guide me in to the right position and the form becomes normal again.really Appreciate!!

Great, glad to hear it has been resolved!


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SBD Knee Sleeves - Standard or Tight

wtenerelli says

You can get extra smalls on?  That's the size I wear.  I have super skinny calves and they are still a pain in my ass to get on particularly when it's humid.

Yep.  Team No Calves checking in!  It paid off having small calves after all! haha


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Help on Bench Press imbalance after shoulder injury

Toolepac says

Are you centered on the bench? The low side shoulder might be hanging off. There are a couple guys at my gym with this problem. I can guide them during setup to stay centered, but then just before unrack they will slide to one side without realizing it. Also look at the positioning of your wrists. One might be bent back more than the other (low side probably bent back too much).

Thanks!!It is because of my position on the bench.I let my friend guide me in to the right position and the form becomes normal again.really Appreciate!!


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SBD Knee Sleeves - Standard or Tight

Toolepac says

IMO,I highly recommend to wear knee sleeves when training for protection.Both of my knees have injury(one of them got injured again when I squat without any protection) so I have to wear them each lower body training and they make my knees feel like normal.

If you have big calves then you'd better do some work before you buy one.My knee jonit is 33 So Size S is fine but I can only go size M because of my calves and even Size M my calves still suffer a little...If you want to benefit you competition performance, go one size down(If you have normal size calves...)


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Help on Bench Press imbalance after shoulder injury

Toolepac says

Are you centered on the bench? The low side shoulder might be hanging off. There are a couple guys at my gym with this problem. I can guide them during setup to stay centered, but then just before unrack they will slide to one side without realizing it. Also look at the positioning of your wrists. One might be bent back more than the other (low side probably bent back too much).

Thanks, I'll look into my position tomorrow and see if it's the problem.Appreciate your help!


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Help on Bench Press imbalance after shoulder injury

RJorg says

Are you centered on the bench? The low side shoulder might be hanging off. There are a couple guys at my gym with this problem. I can guide them during setup to stay centered, but then just before unrack they will slide to one side without realizing it. Also look at the positioning of your wrists. One might be bent back more than the other (low side probably bent back too much).


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Overweight - Is it even a good idea to start powerlifting?

Belzebob says

@DoubleDuce

thanks for the advice and help. the problem with finding someone who knows about the right technique in powerlifting is the area I live in I guess, because I basically live in a small village with more cows than people haha. But I will definetely open my eyes more for someone who can teach me. conditioning and lowering my body fat is basically what I concentrated on the last few months (with small achievments so far, but achievment is achievment :D) and will definetely continue that.

 

@T_M

Yeah, I can imagine that, too. You guys are right with me reaching and maintaining a certain level of fitness first (doing exactly that for the last few months... or try to) and my trainer might fear I forget about that. I really don´t have an extensive athletic background, thats why all this information on working out and fitness is kinda overwhelming too. But I will definetely look thru the forums here to get to know more. The three exercices of Powerlifting look and feel kinda intimidating (especially the deadlift) and so far I have to be honest and felt a bit scared to try them out, especially because there is no one so far who can teach me the right technique.

 

@Zak

Thanks :)

I walk every day. A good friend even got me one of these fancy step-counting fitness watches because she wanted to support me and I always make sure I at least have 7000-10.000 steps on it per day. I started that a few months ago and in the beginning reaching 3000 steps was already super hard. but it got easier over time. My job as a kindergarten teacher keeps me moving around a lot too. That plus the training sessions with my trainer made me lose 20kg (40 lbs) so far. Not much if you look at my big size, but something :D

I guess I just want more now haha... maybe I am a bit too early with that wish?


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