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    Hello!

    This is a set of deadlifts at 365x5 from Monday. I would appreciate some help.

    I am 6’0” and 244 pounds. I ran through NLP in summer and fall. I began running out the Texas Method, and within a few weeks I sustained a series of back tweaks while pulling, culminating in what I think was an SI joint injury, likely caused by back rounding. I took a four week layoff and re-started LP for squats and pulls.

    Things I am trying to work on:
    - Setting my back in extension before I pull
    - Taking the slack out of the bar
    - Catching my breath between reps and speeding up the set

    Here’s the video; I recorded from the rear quarter to focus on what my back is doing.

    12/21 Deadlift 365x5 - YouTube

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    Are you training at 12,000 feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Are you training at 12,000 feet?
    I’m going to blame poor conditioning. I don’t know why I get so winded by deadlifts in particular - it’s not a problem with the other lifts.

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    Maybe the fact that a 25-second set takes you 2 minutes is part of the problem.

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    Point taken - thank you, Rip. On your advice I have decided to be less of a pussy and hurry my ass up and pull.

    Here’s this morning’s 375x5, much faster this time:

    12/25 Deadlift 375x5 - YouTube

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