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Very cool interpretation... I might have to try it - it would go really nicely with the PM, I think. Thanks, Steve.
Coming from the TSC where I pulled 210kg, I started DDD yesterday with 71,5% thus 150kg. I did not deadlift for a long time. I did a cycle with DDD once, it must have been two years ago and I loved it massively, because it fits so well with other stuff, its repeatable, over time so many opportunities to groove a set up, using some variety.Discovering the DDD has been perfect timing for me- I've been struggling with how to program deadlifts into my hybrid barbell/kettle bell program until I discovered Derek's program.
Works great for me, this is my third cycle. Never deadlifted before last summer, and I believe this was a solid foundation. Multiple rep sets are still ugly for me, so frequent practice of the setup and winding up that tension is perfect for the 1-2x bodyweight phase.Discovering the DDD has been perfect timing for me- I've been struggling with how to program deadlifts into my hybrid barbell/kettle bell program until I discovered Derek's program. Justa Singles has 'justa' bit too much volume for me at this stage, so DDD is the final link. I owe the StrongFirst organization a bit thank you for all the free information and programs. So I'll be putting in an order for some merchandise today. I don't know how to contact Derek Miller directly- but my posterior chain thanks him nonetheless!
Yes, keep deadlifting.Interestingly, the “liftoff” is no longer the hard part, but rather from about mid-shin to mid-thigh. Any suggestions?
Thanks, that’s really helpful! I am focusing on the wedge, starting with liftoff but now will focus on the middle third of the lift.@Sean M If you look at the first rep of the 85% lifts, where it is more obvious, in your "hard part", you stopped pushing with the hips and started lifting with the back. Your lower body stays completely static between the mid-shin and knee positions of the bar. It's easy to see by looking at the position of your hips relative to the red valve in the background in that range of motion. I did not look at all your reps, but this also happens in at least one of the other reps. It's less obvious at normal speed, but if you look at the video at quarter speed it is easy to see. I didn't see that in your 80% lifts of April 10. Try concentrating on wedging all the way through.
Maybe the hips stopping in this position is caused by something you do earlier in the lift that causes you to be out of position at that stage. If I had to guess, I would say that your shoulders may not raise enough at the start of the lift, which requires that you raise them later. Your back angle at mid-shin is more upright in the 80% video than in the 85% video. That would happen if your back wasn't tight enough in the first second 85% lift. It may be simply not strong enough relative to your hips and the cure would be as @Steve Freides said "keep deadlifting". Take that with a grain of salt as I don't have any barbell certification, but next time you lift heavy (85% or more), pay attention to the first second of the lift and really try to wedge.
When I want to troubleshoot a lift, I look at my reps before doing the next set. Here, you would do one rep, go to your phone and look at the video, analyze, do the other rep while paying attention to where the lift did not look good, repeat. This increases your rest a bit between reps, but is a gold mine if you can't get a trainer to look at you in person.
Thanks, I should’ve stretched them more now that you mention it. I did some cleans and squats earlier in the evening, but had otherwise been sitting all day.@Sean M, I would like to see you with tighter glutes at the top. You may have tight hip flexors which prevent this. (I just posted in the Double Bodyweight DL thread, but you can't really see what I mean, I don't think, because of the camera angle and my arms get in the way, but perhaps it's useful to you to have a look.)
Look for a used pair of 45's - they're out there on your local craigslist, ebay, etc.
Yes, I got harder with it toward the end. Last set I pulled with each arm before initiating the main pull.