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    Hi all

    I have just started a HLM programme after running out LP.

    Today was my first DL heavy day at 5x160kg, I did 5x157.5 last monday then had a light day of BB rows followed by 3x5x120 on friday.

    Sorry for the vid being in portrait mode but I'd recorded before reading the forum rules.



    During the third rep I felt my form breaking down more than I was willing to allow and felt my back was under a lot of strain. These are the heaviest DL reps I have done and I am not sure whether the strain I was feeling is just what happens when it gets this heavy or if I was correct to err on the side of caution and cut the set short.

    On reviewing the video here's what I notice:
    Hips dropping slightly before the pull
    Bar rolling forward on reps 2 and 3

    I would appreciate your thoughts on these please.

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    Hips are too low. This is why the bar is a little forward.

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    Thanks Rip.

    Reckon I should deload next heavy day to nail the hip position or see how medium day goes then take it from there?
    I realise this may be beyond the scope of the technique forum.

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    DL 5x130 - YouTube

    Here’s a set at 130kg trying keep the hips up. It’s tricky without anyone else in the gym to shout at you but such is life.

    The hips lowering are a result of rocking back before the pull in order to get my weight over midfoot, is it not?

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    Much better.

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