Today a friend of mine told me today that I kind of make a Z-movement with the barbell when I do deadlifts. Is that normal? I pay a lot of attention to form and thought I was doing pretty fine after watching tons of vids and reading stuff from Rippetoe.
Basically this is how I do it:
- Take of shoes
- Put feet at shoulderwidth with toes just coming out of the other side of the barbell
- Bend over and grab the barbell with straight legs
- Go through my knees until my upper legs are parallel with the floor
- Stand up while letting the barbell slide against my shins (I've got red lines there because of DL) and upper legs, while keeping my back straight the whole time, and make sure I dont hyperextend at the end
because I'm 6ft4 my shins get over the barbell pretty far, and maybe that's why the barbell makes the Z-movement as I go up. If I would try to lift the barbell up in a straight way, my back would curl and I'd have to move my ass up first to straighten my legs... That can't be right?
Does this make sense?
I will try to post a movie ASAP, but if something sounds wrong please enlighten me already