Originally Posted by joshuadowen
That bruise right above the knees is pretty typical with cleans, but shouldn't happen when you are deadlifting. It's indicative of a slight re-bend.
As far as scraping knees, this also shouldn't happen if you are doing it right. Proper DL technique has you keeping your torso at the same angle until the bar travels above the knee, then increasing then opening up the hip. If you are scraping your knees, it's probably because you are opening up the hip angle/changing your torso angle too early. Focus on keeping your shoulders directly above the bar until the bar is above your knees. This should help.
Now, scraping shins is another problem, and is inevitable if you are deadlifting properly.
re-bending? lol if I don't change the angle of my torso until the bar goes past my knee then I'm 70% of the way to lock out with all the weight going to my lumbar spine.
lulzy workout today,
brb deadlifts x 5 up to 405
brb using a stability ball to barely BW squat 45 times. Fuck my quads/knees were weak from only low-bar squatting. It felt good to use a spikey-roller to roll-out my injured hip flexor. Got one of those spikes right in there and humped it for 10 minutes. Hurt so good.