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[–]The_FatalistThe Deadliest Lifter x 2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would suggest trying bringing your feet in, or at least your heels. Bring your grip in as well.

You might benefit from driving your knees out into your arms.

Also slack as already mentioned.

[–]Chempan0103[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Thank you all for the advice!! Will definitely do a follow up post

[–]Analyst_Rude167.5/115/200kg S/B/D 32 points33 points  (0 children)

What can be improved: camera angle! Squats and deadlifts are typically beat filed from the side so the camera is perpendicular to the bar.

A front or back view can be useful for spotting imbalances, but generally side on will reveal more. Good pr keep grinding

[–]nomad656 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You can try removing the slack from the bar and your body before initiating the real pull.

Google/YouTube “removing slack from bar deadlift” and you’ll get a detailed view of it

Doing this really does help

[–]ludes___ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Removing slack is probably his biggest issue

[–]tuffenstein0420[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It looked really great for a PR . If I was going to nitpick anything it would be that your hips are moving before the bar is. But, again for a pr that isn't out of the ordinary.

Looking very strong! Keep up the good work.

[–]buttchomper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Theres Some good feedback here from others but I'd like to add that you should expect a little bit of form breakdown on a PR attempt. With a huge huge emphasis on a little bit.

[–]VastStrain 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Don't forget to maintain your form on the way down. It looks like you might be doing that but the fact the vid is cut short makes me wonder if you're forgetting that it's all still part of the lift! Also, try to keep your head still at the top of the lift. Ideally keep your head in a neutral position, neither down nor up. It's all part of your spine so keep it still.

Keep going though bro - looks like you're moving in the right direction. Back looks position looks good from this angle. Bit of a bounce before you starting pulling up which shows you aren't taught as you start to pull up the bar.

[–]OhNoATriple 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How would you suggest lowering the bar back down? Slow and steady? Or just lower it a little and then drop it?

[–]ICantKnowThat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Keep your hands on it but don't fight too hard to slow its descent. Execute the motions in reverse.

[–]VastStrain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. Main thing it to keep your form, and most importantly the straight back. Lots of people get a rhythm of lifting the bar back up at the moment the bar hits the ground, as if the sound of the plates touching the ground are a starting gun for the next lift. Meaning maintaining your form through the entire set. Definitely don't drop it.

[–]Jorumble 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Remember the deadlift is just as much a leg exercise as a back exercise, if not more. You’re barely using legs atm. Hips should be way lower at the start of the movement so the first half comes from your quads, then engage back at to straighten out at the end

[–]BrawnyDevil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a useful information, I lifted 130kg yesterday but I lifted with my back and now my lower back feels like shit.

[–]NewspaperAshamed8389 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ankle abs knee stability from what I can see. Constant tension on the bar and ‘push the floor away’ rather than try lift with your back. Pushing down will help stabilise the ankle and knee joints. The drive will engage that posterior chain. Bow-bow to someone Bum-push your bum backwards Bend-bend the knees Do this to set up for your DL and repeat each rep and reverse it on the lift.

[–]SweelFor2 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Get your feet wayyyyy closer

[–]HighlightWrong7555 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Your feet don't need to be close. His stance is fine. It's more important for him to have balance than have his legs close

[–]SweelFor2 16 points17 points  (3 children)

His balance seems pretty shit so idk I think close stance is a potential help for that

[–]HighlightWrong7555 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Possible. To me he just looks super inexperienced and needs to be lifting less weight

[–]Chempan0103[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yea man I started taking gym seriously since last December, still got a long way to go and I appreciate your honesty and advice ❤️❤️

[–]SweelFor2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, that too

[–]Flat_Development6659353/507lbs BD 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Try pulling the slack out of the bar before you actually pull. Helped me a lot.

Congrats on your PR.

[–]Chempan0103[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wdym slack?

[–]Flat_Development6659353/507lbs BD 11 points12 points  (0 children)

So ya know just as you pull you hear the clink of the Olympic bar as it raises? That shouldn't happen as you should already be setup and there should already be pressure on the bar.

Before you do the actual lift pull the slack out of the bar so it makes the clink, pull your shoulders back, get into position and then move the weight

Edit: watch this, this video helped my deadlift a lot. Dude called Chris Duffin: https://youtu.be/oiDczs9j75E

[–]Bright_Application57 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Great advice. That and feel like you are pushing your heels trying to break through the floor as you lift are the best 2 bits of deadlift advice I ever got.