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There is so much good in this video ...
1. Note that he is lifting very heavy max loads but DOES NOT ROUND HIS BACK through the lift. There is no compromise here. He maintains a flat back throughout the lift and maintains a stable midline. This is a quality lifter who is strong, pushing himself to his capacity but not beyond. This is what a good heavy deadlift should look like and is the result of good mobility, good mechanics, correct positions/setup and a well coordinated (and practiced) movement. People that argue that you have to round your back to lift heavy are making excuses for not having done the work to get a good position and correct mechanics, or are letting their ego rule their lifting. There is no excuse for loading a bar beyond your capacity and placing your back at risk. Don't do it. Be like this guy, put the work in the lift with fantastic mechanics. There is no doubt that this lifter has earned the big numbers. He has many reps of good lifting under his belt.
2. How much fun is he having!! This guy LOVES lifting and is bringing more and more energy and motivation as the lifts get heavier. He is DETERMINED! Every muscle is engaged and straining.
3. Note the hamstring engagement. Just before the lift he purposely loads up his hamstrings and posterior chain by putting tension on them and then pulling himself back into position. Kelly Starret would be proud. This is a great example of "getting organised" before starting the lift.
4. As it gets heavier and more serious he loses the shoes because he wants to feel the earth and drive hard into the ground while staying back on his heels. Weightlifting shoes are a terrible choice for deadlifting. Good deadlifters want to be connected with the ground and don't use a raised heel. Save the weightlifting shoes for Clean and Snatch.
5. He is gripping the bar and squeezing it to death! This is the key to having a fully engaged body.
This video is so good in so many ways!