If I'm doing dips I shouldn't lean forward because it'd use my chest.
If I'm doing upwards BB rows my back should be U-like, not n-like.
Are there any little tid-bits of info I should know about sqauts and deadlifts?
When I squat (I like full squats) I put a 10lb plate under each heel (read that somewhere) but have noticed that if I'm stuggling I'll kind-of lean forward a bit and I can feel my lower back get involved. Is that a no-no?
When I'm deadlifting I start w/knees bent and pretty-much straighten my back after (or slightly as) my legs straighten, until my chest kind-of pokes out, pigeon-like. Other than that I just pick it the hell up!
The reason I'm asking (about deadlifts in particular) is that I seem to have some serious (presumably neural - sp?) improvents going on in my body. A while ago I couldn't even grip 185lb for 4reps whereas now I'm holding onto 245lb after 3sets of 175-225lb. Since the weights are getting up there (seems like it to me anyway) I didn't want to injure myself. Is there anything, form-wise, that I should be looking out for?
Any advice much appreciated.
Used to.. DL:375lb, Sqt:335lb, Bnch:260lb Now... Weak as a kitten, but fighting back.
Age:38. Trained 11/06-12/09. Feet surgeries & hip problems:12/09-12/11. Fighting back:12/11+. New Training Journal and Food Log.