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Started By baughshreddz (greenville, texas, U.S.A.)

Started on: 3/6/2008 12:38:45 PM, viewed 619 times
question about deadlifts

how do u go to failure with deadlifts without rounding out your back? i′m scared that i will injure myself going to failure. also, today my grip gave out b4 i could get to failure anyways. but i don′t want to use straps so i went and did lying leg curls to failure. is that ok?

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baughshreddz (greenville, texas, U.S.A.) on 3/6/2008 6:14:08 PM

so….i guess no one is going to help me out here?

Christoph (South Sioux City, NE, United States) on 3/6/2008 7:50:29 PM

The point at which you cannot lift the weight while maintaining proper form IS the point of failure.

Always remember to drive primarily with the legs. While deadlifting, your posture should be solid, and completely locked in place, the entire body working as a single unit. Once your body is not able to complete the movement in the manner you are attempting, focus on keeping that posture LOCKED and your body will automatically begin to lower despite your 100% effort to lift the weight with perfect posture (form). This is the point of positive failure in the deadlift. Maintain focus and keep that body LOCKED! Proper focus on keeping the form locked will allow you to reach failure without collapsing your lower back. The weight will eventually lower all the way to the ground despite your 100% effort to push it in the opposite direction. Congratulations!

baughshreddz (greenville, texas, U.S.A.) on 3/6/2008 9:30:55 PM

thanx. what about my grip? what do i do if my grip goes out but i still feel like i have 1 or 2 reps left in the tank as far as my legs ane back go?

Nilbert_Rafer (Muntinlupa, Manila, Philippines) on 3/7/2008 12:47:21 AM

On grip:

1. Use grip chalk;

2. Strengthen your grip with other exercises;

3. Wait till your grip strengthens (which is an eventuality after doing deads for a while).

My best.

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