Originally Posted by username79
No, try keeping your back straight rather than arching it.
It is straight and you're a fool. Deadlift is very anthropometrically dependent and people of different heights and genders will lift differently. There's an optimal joint angle and it's not the same for everyone.
Originally Posted by James Bond
Then you are disagreeing with Berardi et al. Do you HAVE to eat something after your workout? No, of course not. Is it optimal for progress and therefore the smart thing to do? Yes.
If he actually said it had to be after a workout, then he's wrong and dumb. Digestion doesn't stop and start around working out. I don't understand why people think a workout is some kind of isolated entity that changes the body. Everything done -- eating, drinking, shitting, walking, etc. engages so many different parts of the body that they all have an effect. When someone starts talking about hard and fast rules for weight loss/gain or strength/speed or what have you they always end up looking like fools because they can't see the forest for the trees. The post-workout window is a timeframe in which in the body recovers. Nutrients in the bloodstream from previous meals can be sufficient and the idea that a person needs to blast their body with protein and such after a workout is just wrong.