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comment Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?
In that case, part of the solution is deloading and working back up while really focusing on doing the failing-with-greater-weight portion of the lift exactly correct. But part of the solution is also attacking the bar, and really insisting that you are gonna lift it and it is going to go up.
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comment Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?
"Many times I simply skipped sets just to be safe from injury." Wait, what? How did this come up? How did you account for this in your progression?
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
Your abs burn after squats....doesn't that indicate that the squats were giving you an ab workout?
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answered How can proper form be determined?
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answered Should beginners be doing Rounded Back Deadlifts in a beginner strength training program?
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comment Integrating additional abdominal workouts into StrongLifts program?
@AlexL Planks are great for lots of people, maybe even in this situation. But if you look at the OP's post history and goals, the key here is to keep the eye on the ball and put weight on the bar with the basics. That's the most important message to communicate.
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comment Multi-workout sports programme?
What kind of cycling? What kind of sport? Weight training for what goal? Do you already use weights, and if so, how?
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answered Integrating additional abdominal workouts into StrongLifts program?
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revised Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?
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answered Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
@EricKaufman Squatting with less than 65kg (for this person, right now) won't fix anything because it won't force him to fix the form imperfections and weaknesses. It's easy to squat right with 1/2BW. It's when it's >BW that you start finding what's wrong.
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
I agree with mitro on the topic of lifting elbows. That's a bad habit.
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
A back angle of 45 degrees does not jive with an ass to grass squat. That sounds more like a low-bar squat. This sounds like you're getting to parallel bent forward, and then losing trunk tightness by lowering your hips further. Don't do that. Either do a quite upright high bar squat that goes as low as is feasible while maintaining back position, or do a bent-forward low bar squat to as close to parallel as is feasible while maintaining back position.
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
Definitely deload. Follow the program.
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
For proper breathing, I don't just mean when. I mean, are you breathing in deep and then locking it hard, with your abs and lower back and glutes squeezed, and your shoulderblades retracted? Does everything stay tight? How precisely does the upper back round? What's your back angle?
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answered Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting