Bleeding shins on deadlift...anybody else have this problem?
03-07-2009 08:28 PM
03-07-2009 08:42 PM
i'd wear sweat pants when i was doing DL's, or use a barbell where the gnarling is worn smoother. i recently changed my form a bit to focus tension on the lats a bit more so i no longer have this problem.
03-07-2009 09:14 PM
wider grip? ive made that adjustment- keeping ur hands just inside the rings on the barbell, alot of people keep their hands just outside the smoothe part of the bar in the middle, i dislike how my hands touch my knees when i pull the bar up in the movement & in that case the drag against the shins is even worse
Originally Posted by raginfcktard
im gona try wearing thicker sweatpants, let me know if u adjusted ur form differently from what i described
03-07-2009 09:43 PM
i bend at my lower back just before my decent...this is done by starting from off the rack rather than the floor. i basically use less quad from the off the floor so it requires me to use more back. its kinda hard to explain but reduce the weight and focus on not hitting your shins and you will see what i am talking about! the wider grip is where i started though, good move.
my dead lift is at its highest now and i no longer hit my shins!!!
03-07-2009 09:49 PM
How bout some shin pads?
It'll make you popular at your gym.
"Damn, that guy with the shin pads is hardcore"
03-07-2009 10:38 PM
i have the same problem and I always forget that it happens until it's too late. It makes me feel weird because I don't notice it until much later in my workouts too so I'm always walking around with a bloody left shin. Oddly no one says anything to me about it.
I tried sumo deadlifts the other day and I didn't have a problem at all so I might switch to sumo for awhile.
03-08-2009 12:18 AM
you can buy socks made for deadlifting... at most powerlifting competitions they are mandatory so you don't bleed on the bar. Look into them
03-08-2009 12:20 AM
03-08-2009 01:15 PM
thanks for the responses, ill prob just pick up a pair eventually, i wonder if regular tube socks/sweats will do the trick, will let u know
i find it somewhat funny i have to arrange and fix a sort of playsuit for :dl:
03-08-2009 01:29 PM
Just throw some Baby powder on your shins before you DL and that will greatly cut down on the amount of scrapping you get. Also if you open your toes up and push your knees out to the sides you will not only prevent ripping up your shins, but your also going to activate your glutes better for the pull.
03-08-2009 01:54 PM
Usually what is causing this is your form. You are starting your pull on the toes and then having to pull the weight back to the center line of the body which causes the bar to hit the shins and scrape them. Start with the bar as close to the shin as you can and make sure you have most of your weight on the back and outer 1/3 of the foot. Pull the bar straight up the shin while sitting back on the heels.
Originally Posted by 17amethyl
Also try putting some baby powder on the shins and thighs to cut any friction.
03-08-2009 02:02 PM
Be carefull becasue I had the same problem and got an infection in one the scrapes i got from the bar. I know longer hit my shins but I d do not know what I did. I believe it just altered subconsciously.
03-08-2009 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by ILiftBig
respec', i have back in a few days, will take this advice in mind and let u guys know if theres improvements or if im just covered in applesauce
Originally Posted by pmiller383
03-08-2009 09:46 PM
Socks, gym pants, blah blah
just man up
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03-08-2009 09:51 PM
thanks, i said it really wasnt a big deal to begin with, but i was just curious to see how other people delt with it/if they had the same issue
Originally Posted by CopyCat
03-08-2009 10:02 PM
I would totally wear sweats. **** having some bleeding shins!
03-09-2009 01:51 PM
i forgot i was dling one day and i wore bball shorts to the gym. i tore my shins up. ive worn pants ever since, i get a lil red but no broken skin.
03-11-2009 12:03 PM
I always dl in shorts...I do get small scrapes on my shins, but never tore them open to the point of bleeding. What on earth are you guys doing to yourselves?
03-15-2009 01:52 PM
I saw some old guy once wearing duct tape vertically up and down his shins. Looks funny, but no more bar rashes.
03-19-2009 08:27 AM
Yeah, I used to bleed all the time, but not too much. Just a nip here and there. But to be honest, I feel beastly when I finish deadlifting 500 lbs and bleeding
Just switch to a bar where the grids on the gripping have been smoothed down from years of use lol.
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