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    Ok either my body is wrong, or I'm fucking stupid. I just can't get most of the weight on my heels while deadlifting or squatting. I'm starting to feel i should start over again with the bar..wtf
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    I always thought the weight should be towards your heals but your feet do the supporting....you should be able to wiggle your toes if need to.
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    You should be driving through the heel, and so the weight distribution will be more toward there, but the rest of the foot will still engage a bit to stabilize. Maybe have a look at some instructional videos online--there are some good Rippetoe ones on YouTube that I was watching the other day.
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    Yeah you guy are right. Fuck it then, starting over again with just the bar
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    I don't know if you need to drop that far! If you've developed some strength, working with a little more load might be more useful (not anywhere near 1RM, obviously). Just take it back to what you can do with better form and work from there.
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    what type of foot wear are you wearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post
    I don't know if you need to drop that far! If you've developed some strength, working with a little more load might be more useful (not anywhere near 1RM, obviously). Just take it back to what you can do with better form and work from there.
    Hm well today I dropped down to some 100 lbs squats and 170 lbs deadlifts. My weight is pushing about equal through my heels as through the front of my feet, just slightly more through my heels. I do however always lift my toes from the ground. I just feel like I'm only doing it perfect when I drop to like 60lbs.. It sucks because I can squat 180 lbs with what multiple personal trainers say is good form, but my back hurt for days after doing those.. My legs have definitely grown a lot. But I'm just not sure how low I should drop the weight..
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    well then

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.mull View Post
    what type of foot wear are you wearing?
    Good advice, but I'm already wearing vibrams
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    What is your usual deadlift weight and why are you dropping it if the pain is with squats?

    Squats involve more than legs as you know. If you are sore drop down and build back up while you continue to work of flexibility.
    It may help to work on bodyweight squats aiming to towards a one legged pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    Good advice, but I'm already wearing vibrams
    Had to ask lol

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