Welp, I decided to film my deadlifts today.
When I watched my own videos, I realized how beneficial they are. I don’t care what I look like or how haggard I appear, I’m just focused on my form.
And what did I find? My head is tilted too far up when I lift, which is bad for the spine. And now I’m actually looking for pointers, so if you have any, comment!
But first, A 45 lbs bar wasn’t available so I had to use the 35 lbs bar, which is actually a thinner bar. It’s meh for gripping but it works. Also, I used the 35 lbs and 25 lbs rubber plates, not 45 lbs.
It’s easy to think that I’m pulling 225 lbs in the last video but I’m not and I’m not going to try to make people believe that either. I’m working towards lifting 225 lbs again but it’s a work in progress.
First video I’m pulling 125 lbs (a 35 lbs bar, (2) 35 lbs plates and (2) 10 lbs plates)
Second video I’m pulling 145 lbs (a 35 lbs bar, (2) 35 lbs plates and (4) 10 lbs plates)
Third video I’m pulling 155 lbs (a 35 lbs bar, (2) 35 lbs plates and (2) 25 lbs plates)
And yes, I’m very tired in the videos from squats and hiking earlier. But what can I say, it was a fun and productive day! ☺️
Oh… and yes, I’m pulling conventional because sumo deadlifts are easier and focus primarily on legs.