Deadlifting

  • Fritter

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    Sep 15, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Just wondering guys, is deadlifting best part of your leg days or back workouts? Or is it good to do them on both days?
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    Sep 16, 2010 8:21 AM GMT
    I do them on my back days, but I don't do straight legged ones as I use the hamstring machine on leg days.
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    Sep 16, 2010 9:01 AM GMT
    I don't follow a split, but I would not do deads on the same day as squats, for example. Just don't think I could manage it!
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    Sep 16, 2010 9:44 AM GMT
    ive been throwing legs and low back together. So i typically hit my leg extension, leg press, squats, front squats lunges, then Romanian dead lifts followed by back extensions. Its pretty killer just make sure you dont have to walk far the next day icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 16, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    I do squats and deads on the same day, it'll depend on what your capable of doing in how your structure your workout (ie, dead lift then squat or squat then dead lift)
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    Sep 16, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    I occasionally superset squats, deadllifts, and pullups and nothing, nothing makes me feel more like the incredible hulk the next day. RAWR!
  • westsideindy

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    Sep 17, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    regular deadlifts are for back
    straight leg deadlifts are for hamstrings
    Both excellent exercises for overall core growth. I would not so them both on the same day or with squats if you want to lift heavy.
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    Sep 17, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI do squats and deads on the same day, it'll depend on what your capable of doing in how your structure your workout (ie, dead lift then squat or squat then dead lift)


    I'm a pussy, I do 'em on separate days lol
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    Sep 17, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    westsideindy saidregular deadlifts are for back
    straight leg deadlifts are for hamstrings
    Both excellent exercises for overall core growth. I would not so them both on the same day or with squats if you want to lift heavy.


    I concur.

    Stiff leg / straight leg dead lifts heavily involve your hamstrings and butt, and would be best on hamstrings day.

    Squats, especially if improperly done, also do the same, and should be done on days you do quads.

    Most folks would do well to have seperate days for hamstrings and quads, but, if you don't it's just not wise to do squats and deadlifts on the same day. It's too much.

    I rarely do traditional dead lifts. I did them many years ago, but, I'm tired of bleeding shins, and banging the floor. Most gyms nowadays have no idea of what a chalk box and bumper plates are so you really can't get after dead lifts in many gyms, anyway.

    I do stiff leg dead lifts for hamstrings. If you do them, you should make sure you work your abs so as not to get an imbalance and an aching back.

    Legs are 2/3 of your lean muscle mass, so it makes sense to split quads and hamstrings. Doing legs right can be WORK.

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  • Fritter

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    Sep 17, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys, its always great ot have the best information from many different sources.
  • MuscPup

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    Sep 17, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    agree with the Stiff leg deadlift - which i call the Romanian Deadlifts.......

    I simply refuse to do regular deadlifts because it feels absolutely unnatural and on top of that fact I scrap up my shins. Not worth it. I do enough legs and the Stiffs/Romanians are fine in my opinion.
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    Sep 17, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    I love deadlifts, i always do both traditional dead lifts and ROMANIAN dead lifts, it gives me this awesome sore sensation, then to off set the back, ABS are a must and leg presses stretch out the back if done in a correct manner. Deadlifts require excellent technique because you can pinch a disk and that will put your ass out if not completely for a long time.
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    Sep 17, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    I heart deadlifts! There is nothing dead about them!
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    Sep 17, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    Dead lifts are good if done with proper technique, i do it on back days and hamstrings... very effective for mass building
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    Sep 18, 2010 7:26 AM GMT
    flex89 said
    lilTanker saidI do squats and deads on the same day, it'll depend on what your capable of doing in how your structure your workout (ie, dead lift then squat or squat then dead lift)


    I'm a pussy, I do 'em on separate days lol

    but you also workout for a completely different reason to what I do, your primary goal is hypertrophy.mines more strength and fitness hypertrophy is rather a byproduct of what I'm doing then the ultimate goal and even then its far smaller then what your hoping to accomplish