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  1. #1
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    Jul 2020

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    So I was working on a new DL variation I call the humpback DL. That means that curve in my spine is intentional. Or not.

    Iím 6í1Ē, 255, 39 years old.

    When Iím executing the lift, in my head Iím doing the five steps but that doesnít look as clear on video. Especially the 4th step, squeezing the chest up and flattening the back.

    I do wonder if the issue is earlier in the set up though, as my hips look high (Iíve read the ďmost common start position errorĒ article, but maybe Iíve overcompensated?). Or maybe I just need to squeeze harder in step 4.

    I wasnít paying close enough attention to showing my head throughout the video. If thatís a dealbreaker let me know. And yeah I hitch on the last couple reps so Iíll work through that too. Thanks in advance for any help!

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    North Texas


    I just refer to these as incorrect deadlifts.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2020


    Your back looks like the letter C. You might need to try the Superman exercise that Rip mentions in the blue book to get a feel for what it feels like to contract your back muscles if you really canít feel the difference.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2020


    In addition to the superman exercises, try widening your stance a bit. It might give more room for your back to set. Also would consider setting the back without a belt on video to see if there is a difference.


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