I am posting this to give an avenue for those who are questioning their "form" with barbell lifts. I first want to state that there are certain ideas/thoughts that can be either helpful or harmful. I hope that this thread is helpful to those who view or post.
One example that is often expressed by some recreational or even professional lifters/coaches is that if a lifter's back isn't perfectly straight throughout a dead lift, one is going to be injured or worse their back will explode and never be able to walk. This simply isn't true or backed by evidence. This is a harmful thought and can effect the mind set and body of someone who trains.
I please ask that everyone refrain from suggesting form fixes, cues, or suggesting their fav "youtuber" to those who post in order to keep the thread clean as possible for me to answer a post efficiently without having to correct or perhaps argue these thoughts. It's not that I'm correct or others are not. I feel we should question everyone to get our answers. Though if you feel the need to express them, I respectably ask you please start your own thread and I would be happy to view and reply if you wish
First, I like to address what good form is. Well that is debatable. There is no clear cut perfect form that is a "one size fits all". There is certainly ideas that should be utilized to perform a lift with efficiency. Such as keep the barbell balanced over mid foot on a squat or dead lift throughout a lift. Since we are all built with different proportions, this can be accomplished many ways with the lifters skill, proportions, load, etc are in mind.
Ideally we would prefer to have a lifter's back fully extended, braced with no flexion at all. That simple isn't possible in all cases depending on the lifter, training, load, etc..some upper lumbar flexion will happen at times and with proper load management, there shouldn't be a blanketed major concern in that regards.
If you wish to post a video of your barbell lift and have it critiqued by me.
1. I request the video to be recorded from a direct side view and a front view if possible.
2. Stating the RPE or percentage of your 1rm would be great.
3. I prefer to see multiple reps set instead of a one rep max.
4. Single reps<RPE 8 or 92% of your your e1rm is also fine.
5. Simple post the link of your youtube, IG, etc.. in your post and I will be happy to help you if possible. *(Google drive I have problems viewing)
6. Note if you have a recent injuries or training changes.
Everyone is welcome to post a video regardless of experience.
Good training to all!