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Upper back pain when dead lifting
« on: July 21, 2011, 01:56:28 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?
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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 02:06:25 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?

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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 02:07:35 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?

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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 02:16:44 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?

Try sumo deadlifts, you might get better results. Otherwise just reduce the weight.

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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 02:30:12 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?

Try sumo deadlifts, you might get better results. Otherwise just reduce the weight.

Would sumo dead lifts suit me better, as in someone with short arms?  It would make sense to suit me better, but I'm no expert on this.

How would a wider feet stance have a different effect on my back?
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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 02:44:37 pm »
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Well, in theory, your center of gravity will be a bit lower and your back will be a bit straighter.

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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 02:59:55 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?

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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 03:02:05 pm »
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 Try putting some small plates under the front half of your feet and doing a few light sets.  Lots of people have trouble understanding how to really shift the weight back and this will help your kinesthetic awareness of the position.  


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Re: Upper back pain when dead lifting
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 03:20:33 pm »
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So, when I do conventional style dead lifts, I try hard to keep my back straight, use my lower body/hips, and keep my shoulders pulled back/chest out.  How come recently, when I dead lift, like the middle of my back, like where my spine is, in between my shoulder blades, it gets uncomfortable and kinda hurts.  The pain is not that much, it just feels weird.  This is weird, because before I used to never feel anything on my upper back, only my lower back when I would perform with improper technique.  Anyone else experience this?

because god hates you

Is posting stuff like that fun for you?

yes. is posting questions to which you have basically no chance of receiving a meaningful answer fun for you?
yes.
Goal is to dunk.

Vertical needed to dunk: 40"

Current vertical : 38.5"