As crazy as it sounds. Today is the day that I finally figured out how to conventional deadlift 😅 realized today I did something different. Kept my shoulder blades retracted and at the start of the lift I focused on forcing my hips forward and squeezing my glutes from the beginning. And the weight seemed to just float off the ground very easily while maintaining good form. I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far by relying on my upper and lower back primarily during the lift. So excited to see what my lift will look like moving forward.
In the second video I have seen this particular person in my gym for the last 2-3 years doing this. When I first noticed it I was only squatting mid 400s. And it seems every time that I would be there this individual would always workout near me and load 500lbs and quarter squat exactly like this. For me at the time it was very discouraging but I continued following my program and putting in the time and work. There are people that I look up to when it comes to lifting that are squatting 7, 8, 900lbs. But what I don’t do is load that weight up and quarter squat it. Because it is not going to be beneficial to me moving forward. I lower the weight and do what I can. I put in the time and effort and focus on my form. In the same span of 2-3 years that I’ve known this individual. I went from low to mid 400s, to squatting 600 pounds most recently. In the same time the same individual is still quarters squatting the same 500lbs. This post is not to shame him. Just to point out that you shouldn’t be so ashamed that instead of correcting your lifting, you ego lift. I have been in that same position when I was embarrassed by my squat 4 years ago when I started. When I was barely hitting high 200s to low 300s. At the same time that my benchpress was a similar amount. But I got on a great program and really focused on my legs and they grew as a result. So if I can do it I know anyone else can as well.You are not going to get the results you want by cutting corners. Do what you can, put in the time and effort and focus on your form. The weight will go up in time. Do not be discouraged. All good things take time ! 👏🏼
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