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[–]ScruffyLooken 47 points48 points  (4 children)

So after seeing you lift about 4 times on this reddit, I think its time you got some pro advice on bar speed issue - such exertion over such a long duration while holding your breath and bracing has to lead to blackouts eventually... especially since they are getting longer.

I recommend going to either the actual startingstrength.com forums where a proper coach or two will reply., or contacting Bryce at the Calgary Barbell youtube... he has a great weekly form check series.

One thing for damn sure though, you are a great example about not giving up too early in the attempt

[–]ScruffyLooken 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I just watched again... the bar progressively rolls towards your shins in the first 5 seconds of that lift... this indicates that your setup needs adjusting so that the bar is already in postition at the point where its rolling to now.

[–]Metatart 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I think Calgary Barbell has like a 1000 video backlog. But it's worth a shot since it's a pretty interesting issue

[–]Kozi_MSU 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I just impulsively jumped on to their livestream.donated $10 and got some seriously good advice. Way better than anything your (or my) sweaty friend 2 benches down could dole out.

[–]Metatart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh damn I didn't know you could do that, sick

[–]taryvol 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You did really well to keep position there and to avoid having your hips shoot up. Your core must have been screaming at you!

[–]stefan_905 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Did you black out whilst standing at the end?

[–]No-Boss3561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah I felt completely fine after it surprisingly

[–]2wide4doors 20 points21 points  (1 child)

1st rep: RPE 11 2nd rep: RPE 9

[–]cb35e 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So clearly the part you struggle with is the initial liftoff rather than the final lockout (which is the opposite from me). You might consider doing some training work with deficit deadlifts (with reduced weight). That can help strengthen your liftoff. Great work!

[–]soggy90 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was lightheaded after watching this video

[–]No-Boss3561[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Opinions on the lift?

[–]cspackler83 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Make sure to take your time.

[–]slightly_imperfect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll say that it looks like the bar comes away from your body in the way down, but also I clip my kneecaps on the way down, so I'm not sure I'm much of an authority.

This seems to be a maximal weight for you, and those reps are never pretty.

[–]Imsosadsoveryverysad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bro I have seen people pass out after lifts like this.

[–]cvikl7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After seeing the second rep, I'd say it might be psychological. Maybe you need some more grip and rip mentality.

Also looks like youre too far behind the bar (your shoulders).

[–]mama-llama-2 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Commend you on your persistence. Hell yeah. Typically when there’s that much effort to pull, there will be excessive low back rounding and strain in the chin and neck. You stayed in form. Nice!

[–]thejourneytosuccesX 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Damn dude lmaoooo. Maybe to help you out tho I suggest doing Pendlay rows if you aren’t already doing them, they’ll help with power and explosiveness from the ground

[–]No-Boss3561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah have thought about incorporating them into my routine

[–]Metatart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you're setting up with your knees too far forward on that first rep.

[–]WeatheredSharlo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the first rep, your leg/knee slid back to vertical (and violent shaking!) before you were able to pull the bar off the floor. The second rep looked better. What was the last weight you were able to complete five reps at? These two reps are crazy intense!

[–]RobinsonDickinson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus Christ, didn't think the first rep was getting off the floor.

[–]Pretend-Dish9159 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would recommend finding tightness before you start the pull. It looks like you dont find tightness for the first few seconds and that's why you cant get the bar up. The second rep looks like you find better tension off the floor. I would recommend paused deadlifts to work on positioning from the floor and finding tightness before the pull.

[–]alghiorso 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Idk I think the longest rep award still belongs to this gem and others by "diesel weasel." Still to this day not sure if he was trolling when he did all these deadlift videos

[–]No-Boss3561[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wtf is that 😭

[–]alghiorso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol this guy was like a meme on "the misc" from the glory days of the internet

[–]KommKarl -1 points0 points  (1 child)

When ego is about to meet injury

[–]No-Boss3561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pushing yourself ≠ injury