Form check thread:
I know i should keep my head in line with my body, but is my back fine?
the weights are not standard weights, they are retarded pieces of metal i've cut with a blowtorch a while back to make a bar more stable so it can hold a grape vine on my house.
Here anon, sadly that fucker doesn't die.
So i should work on what? Trying to keep my back extended?
I only lift in my dungeon, so no one helps me.
Here is a barbell row with 173lbs. Am i lifting it with my back or am i helping it with the movement of my body? I think the movement is just me shifting my center of gravity. Please analyze.
yes you should try to keep your back more extended during the lift. you set up fine but when you actually start pulling you lose some extension on the last reps
your rows seem fine to me
>Also looks like the bar isn't in constant contact with your legs/body
You shouldn't be doing this. They should be touching your shins at most, and not even that if you are starting correctly.
Requesting form check on my bitch weight 205lbs diddly
Looks like you kind of jerk upward when you start. Find your correct starting position and get some more tension in your body before you start the motion. Also your neck/cervical spine looks painful, there's really no need to look forward all the time.
Otherwise looks pretty good. I find for me, when I put my head up too high, it kind of causes me to over emphasize lifting with my lower back / spinal extension. Also, it looks cooler to mirin' bitches in the gym.
My squat thrust is apparently uneven, my gym bro says it looks like one my hips go crooked and one of my ass cheeks rises faster than the other during hip drive, this apparently only happens on the work set after I start to get tired but I can't feel it happening, what do?
So this was today's go at 3 plates.
I was going to do just 3 reps but as stupid as it sounds I remember yesterday's Ronnie thread and went for an extra one; and since that ended up being half squat I did the 5th.
This was a couple of days ago, I'm fighting to keep my back straight but I'm not winning that one.
> all these people lifting as heavy/heavier than me with shit physiques
glad I quit doing this meme-shit a few years back. 20 pounds heavier and leaner since I stopped taking this retarded boards advice
Rows are about form more than anything else. It's very easy to cheat on them. Decrease the weight 10 pounds and see if it you can lift that without using your hips. Also straighten your back so that's it's nearly parallel with the ground
life is all about balance anon. you can't expect to keep powerlifting your entire life, sure, develop the central nervous system while you are young but don't be so delusional to think you will be able to keep this up forever. Eventually you will get burned out with lifting or injure yourself and have to reevaluate your goals
you want the bar to stay as close to your body as possible, because obviously the further out you hold it the more difficult it is to hold. So you'll want to drag the bar up your leg keeping contact the entire time, it's a bit awkward over the knees but you eventually get into a rhythm.
And keep your noggin in a neutral position
Considering your back looks to be on the weak side, your form is pretty good and your head position and stance width looks good.
Consider doing some back extensions or good mornings for a while as a support excercise and reassess your form every couple of weeks and see if you get stronger in that sticking point.
Kudos on not throwing your head back at the sticking point, that takes discipine; you've got good potential and i don't see why you couldn't hit 120 in 2-3 months if you work on your back issue.
Oly shoes might make a difference in your case too, maybe look into that.