Deadlift improvements

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asked Jun 10 by Rob.Finn Monk (230 points)
So I find, like most I assume, that my form goes to shit when getting to maximum loads for deadlift, particularly in the mid and upper back region. I even have this problem after several sets of 80-85% 1RM.  Mostly with excessive flexion and inabilty to pull my scapulae together until I'm standing  

Looking for recommendations on things to add for cool downs for accessory work or should I just modify my 1RM to what I can do while maintaining good form?  I'm trying to avoid injury....I'm not getting any younger.

Rob

1 Answer

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answered Jun 14 by maximus Convert (4,970 points)
Rob,

I would do two things:

1) Work at 70% 1RM and do 5 sets of 3 until your form is perfect and then up the weight to 75% and then up to 80%

2) I would include some Romanians and Stiff Legged Deadlifts into the supplemental type of work.

Bobby
commented Jun 15 by Rob.Finn Monk (230 points)
Good deal. Thanks for the feedback Bobby.
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