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I would suggest starting with the barbell on the floor. If you can't, or won't, and the blocks are necessary1, then I would find some way to safely elevate yourself to the same level. Once you and the barbell are at the same level, you can work on getting your deadlift technique down. For that, I would recommend watching Alan Thrall's 5-step approach to the ...


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You're pretty much using all back with your current form. Lifting with your legs is really important with a deadlift and will help you get more weight, as well as, not hurt your back. You have a really great form in your back, you just need to squat down a bit more for the full motion. StrongLifts suggest squatting down until your shins hit the bar. The ...


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Does [form breakdown at a new working weight] happen to other beginners? Yes, absolutely. The degree changes, and it doesn't happen to everyone every time they add weight, but it's common. Does lifting form/technique always break down when performing the heaviest work-set for the first time? No, not every time. The goal is to dial in technique so that bar ...


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I'm not sure why all the downvotes but I do think the form could be improved a touch. While I would not say it is highly improper I think the athlete could benefit from squeezing the glutes in a bit more to prevent that lower back rounding. To fix this you just want to make sure you maintain tightness in your core throughout the pushup. Mentioned in that ...


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You need to position your feet so that the bar starts directly over the mid-foot. Your biggest technique issue that is visible from this video is that you are starting with the bar over the balls of your feet, rather than over the centre of your feet. You can see this in these screenshots I've taken from your video, with a vertical line superimposed over ...


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the book Starting Strength has extremely detailed instructions on deadlift form. Depending on your age (if you are under ~30), it might be a good book to follow in general. I can't tell for sure, but my hunch is that you are located on an upstairs floor of a house or apartment (thus the blocks and highly controlled return of the bar). If that is correct, you ...


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I have the same issue -- lifting up off the heels has made my knees feel better but we might have different knee pathologies. Maybe also try shifting your weight forward or back to emphasize either the quads or glutes, or moving the feet wider/narrower. Perhaps also sit higher or lower. Other poses that work the same muscles would be any sort of lunge (...


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Don’t focus on the form. Focus on where you feel the tension. Focus on using the right muscles. Hint : not the ones in your back. I believe Stuart McGill provides the best technique for any movement where your back is involved. He calls it the bracing technique and it basically consists in creating a corset with your core muscles (obliques notably) and your ...


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Well I will tell you what my strength coach used to tell me every time I deadlifted (even when I got good at it)... Get your ass down! Your butt is up and it is pushing your equilibrium forward too soon. You have to almost force yourself back to get the bar straight up. What you need to do is lighten the weight. And then get deep and comfortable with your ...


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There are a couple of things to consider when answering your question. First, have you given any thought as to what your fitness/training goals might be? Determining if your training is effective should be related to what it is you are trying to achieve. Setting short term and long term goals should help decide if you're training correctly. Over time, ...


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You probably imagine "working out correctly" to involve getting the form right to reduce risk of injury performing the motion with the right muscles (or mind-muscle connection) to optimise the gains from it (1) is very important, and it sounds like you are already doing as much as you individually can. The only next steps you could take would be ...


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