I asked my gym instructor to check my deadlift form last night and he said I was doing it wrong. According to him:
- My hips were too low at the starting position - he says the hips should be as high as possible (the legs almost straight but not locked, remaining like this for the whole movement)
- The bar should not touch the floor
- Use a mixed grip
On the way down, I feel my hamstrings stretching because my legs are so straight doing it like this. (I'm not naturally flexible and its hard for me to touch my toes) All the effort in this movement seems to come from the lower back
Is he plain wrong, teaching me a different kind of deadlift, or correct?
What's the correct way to deadlift?