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Deadlift - 100 lbs

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Deadlift, 100 lbs at a deficit. First half look good, second half I had trouble with my form. Second set went a lot better.

The guy in the background was deadlifting 135, but not setting it on the ground between reps. I don't know which is worse - not setting it down, or working at a deficit. In any case, I should be at 135 in a month or two. emoticon

Yesterday I went to Lowe's to look for seat cushions for our glider (really expensive - we should just make do for one more year and buy a new glider when they go on sale at the end of the season). While I was there, a guy who worked there said, "You work out at the Y with me, don't you?" and I said, "Yea, I do!" and he FIST BUMPED ME. He is no longer training there because his free membership ran out. Anyway - he completely validated me, for some reason... like - I WORK OUT WITH HIM. And I got a fist bump! I'm not some freak woman in the weight room. I've been there for ... two months now. And I'm doing all right.

GETTINGSTRONGRR - any critique on my form would be awesome. I can see a few things, like my last 5 were kind of iffy. I should have taped the second set, after I had some done.
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DRAVENFYR 5/10/2013 9:09AM

    ok....well......you are doing better than i am for one lol.... aaannnddd i would never lift weights in a million years dear..... i think your form is great!!!!!!! Like i said before for me...never in a million years...but i do walk, run, and play with my kids and my pets. At least that is something. have a great day

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SPARKLINGME176 5/9/2013 9:18PM

    WOW!

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SPARKFRAN514 5/9/2013 8:55PM

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LJCANNON 5/9/2013 8:07PM

    emoticon Makes me want to Dead Lift!! You are DEFINITELY A Force To Be Reckoned With!! You earned a Fist Bump and Then Some!!

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ECOAGE 5/9/2013 11:13AM

    I was told to work through the whole motion. Do not drop or ease up towards the ground at the end of a motion. You can see your shoulders rounded when you are working less. Hooray! You can see your muscles in action when doing it correctly.

A way to avoid the tendency to let gravity assist is avoiding hitting the ground with each lowering.

Hitting the ground and making noise IS fun but not necessary and can annoy others in the gym. Noise travels far!

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BUBBLEJ1 5/9/2013 5:37AM

    I stagger my grip (have one hand facing towards me and one facing away) and I find it helps my form. You could rest the bar on steps to make it higher.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/8/2013 9:39PM

    Awesome!

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/8/2013 9:06PM

    Hey kiddo, no critique at all, you're working it real hard and you're doing great!!

You're comment about working at a deficit (i.e. going lower because of smaller weights) is valid. I've seen people rest the bar on a set of 25 lbs plates to help get them to the right height (i.e. the same height as a 45 lb plate). Having to reach down lower is causing you to curve your shoulders down and cave in your chest, which isn't bad as long as it isn't causing you any pain.

I did 3 sets of 4 at 315 lbs....6 plates....I wish I could say they were pretty...I wish I could say I got the bar off the ground every time.....I can't. On my second try, the bar moved 2 inches off the floor....and I put it back down. But I got my mind around it, went back after a little break and won the fight against gravity yet another day.

You're doing freaking awesome!! And yeah, you are a regular at the gym, you workout, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THERE! You earn your street creds by showing up day in and day out, showing persistence and drive and determination.

And good on you for being brave enough to video yourself in the gym!

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STR458 5/8/2013 8:55PM

    emoticon whew

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SUPERTAM 5/8/2013 5:52PM

    emoticon **FIST BUMP** emoticon emoticon

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KIKKI-G 5/8/2013 3:59PM

    Woo!
if i was there i'd probably fist bump(props) you too! way to go & keep it up!



Comment edited on: 5/8/2013 4:00:12 PM

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PRETTYPITHY 5/8/2013 3:37PM

    100 pounds?!?!?! That is SO COOL!

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JAYNINNE 5/8/2013 3:20PM

    Incredibly cool! I'm so excited for you. Looking good!

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BEECHNUT13 5/8/2013 3:17PM

    Deficit means lower than what is typical. These should be done using larger 45 lb weights, so that the barbell is at about mid-shin, but I had smaller weights instead so the barbell is just a smidge above my foot. That means that I am performing more movement through the exercise. It's also harder.

Thanks, all! :)

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STRONG_SARAH 5/8/2013 3:01PM

    What does it mean to work at a deficit?

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ADARKARA 5/8/2013 2:49PM

    I don't know what at a deficit means but you are amazing!

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A*L*P* 5/8/2013 2:40PM

    Woo hoo! Way to rock it! I am so freaking jealous right now of those heavy weights because I am so limited at home. emoticon I hope to be able to join a gym come fall time. Ah life with four kids is so busy........

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ALLIEALLIE2 5/8/2013 2:35PM

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SHRINKING_SARA 5/8/2013 2:26PM

    Awesome!

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JODROX 5/8/2013 2:11PM

    UR Wonder Woman!

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