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  • Posted On: 09-08-19, 1:45 pm (EDT) #1

    Deadlift

    September 8, 2019, 1:45 pm

    Hello! 

    Really having trouble keeping my hips down. A few months back, I was having the same problem, worked on deficit deadlifts with light weight, and got much better at keeping my hips down. 

    As I've been increasing weight lately, it seems my hips are shooting up again (nothing hurts, and I'm keeping my back flat). Should I drop the weight and add volume to get the form correct? I've been doing a pyramid structure of 5,5,4,4,3 (which I really like!).

    Any feedback welcome, thank you!!

    Porscha

  • Posted On: 09-09-19, 8:54 am (EDT) #2

    Deadlift

    September 9, 2019, 8:54 am
    Posted by: porscham

    Hello! 

    Really having trouble keeping my hips down. A few months back, I was having the same problem, worked on deficit deadlifts with light weight, and got much better at keeping my hips down. 

    As I've been increasing weight lately, it seems my hips are shooting up again (nothing hurts, and I'm keeping my back flat). Should I drop the weight and add volume to get the form correct? I've been doing a pyramid structure of 5,5,4,4,3 (which I really like!).

    Any feedback welcome, thank you!!

    Porscha

    I think maybe the ONE thing we haven't worked on is pulling the "slack" out of the barbell before the lift and that could be the missing ingredient here!

     

    Once in the down position, as you grab the barbell you want to flex your core and back, lock your elbows and push slightly through your heels to the point where the barbell doesn't lift off the ground, but that little bit of slack is gone. Then once everything feels TIGHT, push hahhhhhhhhhhhd through your feet/hips!

  • Posted On: 09-09-19, 10:17 pm (EDT) #3

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    September 9, 2019, 10:17 pm

    Oh ya...THAT cue! I was thinking about it a few months back, but seem to have completely forgotten now. I've been trying to spend less time on re-setting before EVERY rep...but apparently I need to slow down and get it right again.

     

    Thank you!! I'll work on that this week. I love this exercise and really want to make progress with it!

  • Posted On: 09-10-19, 2:06 pm (EDT) #4

    Deadlift

    September 10, 2019, 2:06 pm
    Posted by: porscham

    Oh ya...THAT cue! I was thinking about it a few months back, but seem to have completely forgotten now. I've been trying to spend less time on re-setting before EVERY rep...but apparently I need to slow down and get it right again.

     

    Thank you!! I'll work on that this week. I love this exercise and really want to make progress with it!

    yeah, ESPECIALLY as you get stronger and lift HEAVIER.. Resetting becomes crucial in order to lift as much as possible. Any "slack" leaves room for an injury and lose strength!

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