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2004/03/11 05:44:42 (permalink)
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Conventional Deadlifts

Hi,

Sorry to bother on ANOTHER deadlift question. I am sure the answer is somewhere in this forum, but im buggered if I can find it.

My question : What distance should your feet be apart on a conv. deadlift? Should they be shoulder width? If so, does that mean the OUTSIDE of your feet should be in line with the OUTSIDE of your shoulder? I seem to have a problem that if I do not open my legs wide enought, I have to bend over (causing my back to round). This is perhaps different for each person, as the ratio between the length of our legs and arms are not the same? ie, i have longer legs and shorter arm, therefore i need to open my legs a bit to brin my arms lower down, so I can pick the bar up whilst keeping my back neutral?

thanks for your help,

cya
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    DerMalePhonkMann
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    RE: Conventional Deadlifts 2004/03/11 07:47:28 (permalink)
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    My stance is slightly narrower than shoulder width.
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    RE: Conventional Deadlifts 2004/03/11 08:44:28 (permalink)
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    the stance should be what gets you to lift the most weight!

    But unless you are very experienced deadlifter it's better to use the textbook form and after mastering it start experimenting.

    I do them like DMPM, slightly narrower than shoulder width, actually just made my stance a wee bit narrower and feel stronger in it.
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    RE: Conventional Deadlifts 2004/03/11 10:09:26 (permalink)
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    as above. Just a bit narrower than shoulder width for my feet. to stop rounding the back drop your backside low, start with the bar a couple of inches in front of your shins, just over your toes (this will differ from person to person though so go with a distance that feels comfortable) and keep your head looking up. You should aim to raise the bar up in a straight line which will mean brushing your knee and upper shins with the bar. If you try and lean the bar too far forward then you will round your back.
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    RE: Conventional Deadlifts 2004/03/11 11:29:31 (permalink)
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    thanks. i will try this next time I do them. I will use a low weight to practice on, so I do em properly before I do heavy weights.

    btw, do you guys ever find your knees ever turning in as you lift. I sometimes find my knees almost touching, and I really have to conentrate and force them outwards to keep them in a straight line.

    ta for the help

    cya
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    RE: Conventional Deadlifts 2004/03/11 13:55:33 (permalink)
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    I would think that if your kness were buckling inward you would loose
    some of your hamstring drive from bottom....???
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