Would it be OK to raise the barbell up a little on some bricks or blocks of wood for deadlifts? The thing is, I do deadlifts outside with my old weights because I don't have space indoors and I only have 10kg plates which are small so the bar is pretty close to the ground. When I do deadlifts I can't bend down far enough to grab the bar without bending my lower back which is incorrect form and dangerous. Even when I bend my legs as far as possible I still can't maintain a straight back. And another problem is I want to do deadlifts on back day but because I have to bend my legs so far, the exercise really hits my legs hard like squats which means I'd be hitting legs twice a week because I do legs on a separate day; I think training legs twice a week hard is too much. So I was wondering if I could elevate the bar so I don't have squat down so far and can still keep my back straight? The exercise would still be effective for the lower back, right?
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