Deadlifting… scraping the bar against your shins on the way up… hitting the bar against your knees on the way down…

Online, you’ve probably seen powerlifters and bodybuilders when they deadlift heavy, sometimes you’ve probably seen them have bloody shins, bloody knees and all sorts of scary injuries. Thing is I don’t want to get any of that and there are ways to deadlift safer where you won’t get nasty scars on your shins, scraped knees and all that stuff. Now I see why a lot deadlifters have to wear really long knee socks all the time and I think I will each time I deadlift.

The last time I did deadlift, I hit the bar on the shins on the way up once and it kind of hurt a little bit. I’m usually very good at avoiding the bar scraping on the shins but I hit the bar against the shins accidentally. Not sure how. On my shins, both of the lower legs I noticed got a little red so I scraped them a little slightly. Not too bad but I think it’ll heal and go away pretty quick.

I’ll make sure I’ll never scrape the bar on the way up ever again, though ’cause I don’t want to wreck and destroy my shins like a lot of deadlifters did out there. If you look at some of the pro deadlifters out there, their shins are nasty as fuck… all scarred up and banged up like fuck, ya know? That’s what I don’t want to get.

There is a way to avoid the bar sliding against your shins on the way up ’cause it’s not good to do that. It’s just a matter of good form and good technique. There is also a way to avoid the bar hitting your knees on the way down. Hitting your knees on the way down can be dangerous ’cause you can destroy your joints or worse knock your knee caps off. Good form and good technique is crucial on deadlift. A lot of deadlifters out there think you have to slide the bar up against your shins but no it’s not good. I don’t want to destroy my shins like a lot of deadlifters out there did so I’m being careful with my form.

There is a way to avoid the bar sliding against your shins on the way up and avoid hitting your knees on the way down, you just gotta know how to place your feet under the bar at the startup and I’m learning. I’m still trying to get the deadlift form right and just about got it perfect.

Kev

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