2015-05-24

New to weightlifting, can I get critique on my form?

New to weightlifting, can I get critique on my form?

As a complete beginner who just began lifting seriously a week ago, I'm unsure if I'm doing the basic compound lifts correctly or not. I would greatly appreciate any and all advice

My current stats are: 21 year old, 5'10'', 170 lbs (21% bf)

Squat (95 lbs)

My legs can definitely handle more weight, but I think my core is too weak because I find it a bit difficult to hold the weight steady during the lift. Also, am I holding onto the bar correctly? I notice some kind of pain near my brachialis even before I unrack the weight. It's not a sharp pain and if I try to ignore it, I will often forget it's even there. I'm thinking that either my arms are too weak to hold the bar in that particular position or I just lack sufficient flexibility.

Deadlift (165 lb)

This is my heaviest deadlift and also my first time doing it at this weight so my form is a bit messier than usual.

Overhead press (70 lbs)

Same as with the squat, I notice a slight pain in my brachialis when pressing the weight. Is this just a sign of weak arms or should I be more worried?

Bent-Over Rows (115 lbs)

TIFU by telling my new girlfriend's Mum that i was an "Anal Nazi".

TIFU by telling my new girlfriend's Mum that i was an "Anal Nazi".

First time meeting parents.

Dinner.

Gentle conversation.

I really like this girl.

Topic turns to girlfriend's university presentation that I was helping on.

Mum said she always used to correct her grammar when she was little.

My brain wants to say one of the following two sentences:

"Yeah I am anal about grammar".

"Yeah, I am a grammar Nazi".

Mouth decides both are good and announces that "Yeah, I am an Anal Nazi".

Thankyou mouth.

EDIT: Grammar, of course....

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