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    People who don't make faces when they deadlift

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    I don't get it.

    It seems I'm the only one who makes a grunt face when I'm deadlifting.

    I'm I lifting too heavy for me? is this why I'm progressing very slow on upping the weights?
    I'm 5'2 about 115 lbs and lifting 150 lbs.

    I see videos of people and people at the gym who lift a good amount of weight deadlifting and have a neutral face.

    I'm doing StrongLifts btw.

    Deadlifts are so not pretty for a girl lol, I have bruises all over my chins!!

    But I love deads.
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    If you are progressing you are doing it right...get that face on.
    Videos don't really count as they will be using lighter weights for the demo.
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    Everyone is different. Some lifts leave me grimacing and grunting. Others, no noticeable effect. Sometimes it depends on what rep or set I am on. Who cares what other people are or aren't doing? If you're improving, do what you gotta do.

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    Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure I'm okay.
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    It's definitely better to avoid making feces when you deadlift. Try lifting on an empty stomach maybe?

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    I think if your not making faces your probably not lifting enough or truly challenging yourself. My face lookes like its going to explode during deads.

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    I agree with the others. Keep it up!

    Also, you may want to wear long pants or knee socks on DL day. Scrapes are "cool" and all, but if you don't protect your skin there, you can get some permanent scars, possible infection, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally415 View Post
    I'm I lifting too heavy for me?
    If the weight goes up, it's not too heavy. (assuming you're not compromising form in a way that makes injury likely)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ally415 View Post
    is this why I'm progressing very slow on upping the weights?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ally415 View Post
    I'm 5'2 about 115 lbs and lifting 150 lbs.
    The fact that you're little and the weight is big is why progress is slow. Or you could be recovering inadequately. How often are you deadlifting? Are you eating enough? Sleeping enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    I agree with the others. Keep it up!

    Also, you may want to wear long pants or knee socks on DL day. Scrapes are "cool" and all, but if you don't protect your skin there, you can get some permanent scars, possible infection, etc.
    You can make some really cool shin guards out of 1L soda bottles. Cut the bottom and top off, cut lengthwise, and stick them in your awesome 80's-style tube socks (either the ones with the red/blue stripes or the yellow/green stripes).

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    You think making faces is bad? Have a look at this guy - sick of deadlifting - YouTube

    I think I pull faces on most (if not all) of my lifts. I got my husband to video my first "more than bodyweight" deadlift back in November and it's not a pretty sight! Just for the sake of comparison, I'm 5'6" about 145lbs lifting 170lbs.

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    I just bought some shin sleeves--mine are beat up too.

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