Popped my deadlift cherry this evening.

  • mke_bt

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    Aug 05, 2011 3:16 AM GMT

    I did deadlifts for the first time and think I will be falling in love with this lift.
    Because I wanted to focus on proper form I just used 25lb barbells. Form is everything with deadlifts, right?
    I'm doing them because I want to gain some good mass and read so much about deadlifts being the way to go. I know I will be feeling it in my glutes and hamstrings. What else should I expect? What would be good in combination with deadlifts? How often? Any suggestions for a routine for a neophyte lifter?
    I'm hoping someone can share their expertise with me.
    Thanks loads.
    Brian
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    Aug 05, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I like to hit the quads and hamstrings on the same day. But I alternate exercises. One week, I'll do front squats and then stiff-legged deadlifts. Then the next week, I'll do back squats and good mornings. I think variety is good. You can do deadlifts every week or every other week. Just try different exercises. You have to experiment and find the right workout combination that your body responds to best.
  • Neferti

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    Aug 05, 2011 1:06 PM GMT
    Definitely one of my favorite big money lifts to do at the gym. Today is deadlift day for me actually. I can't wait.

    As for what to do them with, I have put them in my program in a few different ways before. I have done them on lower body day and then usually pair them with leg presses. Deadlifting and squatting too close to each other in the week or in the same session can play hell with the lower back. Currently I do them on back day at the start of my workout and pair them with chins to hit the upper lats.

    Deadlifts are best done infrequently. Once you get form down and start to try to increase your weights each session, no more than once a week for sure.
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Deadlifts for the first time? Say hello from me to your hamstrings tomorrow and the day after. You'll soon know why ;)
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    My favorite exercise EVER! But what did you say about popping a cherry? icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Congrats, they're very gratifying... No only if they didn't make me feel like losing my cookies right after I do them...
  • tuffguyndc

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    Aug 06, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    buddy, deadlifts is a great exercise welcome to the club. keep up the work.
  • mke_bt

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    Aug 06, 2011 12:49 AM GMT

    Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I was expecting to be sore today. Just feeling aware. Guess I can up the weight next time. Didn't want to over do it.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 06, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    I started last week, they definitely have an effect.

    I may even end up with an ass.
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    Aug 06, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    Timbales said

    I may even end up with an ass.


    can I play with it
  • Timbales

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    Aug 06, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Timbales said

    I may even end up with an ass.


    can I play with it


    You'll have to catch me first, I put up a fight.
  • mke_bt

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    Aug 06, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidDeadlifts for the first time? Say hello from me to your hamstrings tomorrow and the day after. You'll soon know why ;)


    Do you think my hamstrings will remember you? They were kind of drunk the first time they met you.

    Seriously...
    I'm not sore at all today so I think I'll go at it a little harder tomorrow. Now that I have the form down I can add more weight. I've had back trouble in the past so I need to be patient.

  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 06, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    ever see that olympic guy deadlift and he shits out his large intestine!
    IT'S SICK.icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 06, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Timbales said

    I may even end up with an ass.


    can I play with it


    I brought you cheese fries for nothing!!!?
  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 06, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidever see that olympic guy deadlift and he shits out his large intestine!
    IT'S SICK.icon_twisted.gif

    No. Why don't you post it on here?
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    Aug 06, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    deadlifts are my all time favorite, but a lot of ppl screw up their backs going too heavy w/ lousy form,

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    MadeinMich said
    MikemikeMike saidever see that olympic guy deadlift and he shits out his large intestine!
    IT'S SICK.icon_twisted.gif

    No. Why don't you post it on here?

    That was a hoax/Photoshop.
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/risque/prolapse.asp
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Aug 06, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    Be very careful with deadlifts. I popped something doing them last year and it wasn't my cherry. More line I popped my biceps tendon and needed surgery to fix it. Major surgery, OR Anastasia etc
  • Timbales

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    Aug 07, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    I've not been doing a heavy lift, I'm concentrating on form and doing more reps, taking my time.
  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 07, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    brendanmuscles saidBe very careful with deadlifts. I popped something doing them last year and it wasn't my cherry. More line I popped my biceps tendon and needed surgery to fix it. Major surgery, OR Anastasia etc


    Damn. That scares the shit out of me considering I have shitty insurance. How can I perform this exercise without tearing my bicepts. I really want to try this exercise but am scared because my insurance premium is sooo high. Please help
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    Aug 07, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    don't go super heavy, theres really no need ta do what that guy was doin, i can get 315 for 8 but tend to stay round 275, deads are kina dangerous gotta really watch ur form on em
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 07, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    MadeinMich said
    MikemikeMike saidever see that olympic guy deadlift and he shits out his large intestine!
    IT'S SICK.icon_twisted.gif

    No. Why don't you post it on here?

    That was a hoax/Photoshop.
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/risque/prolapse.asp


    what i saw was a video!! They took it off youtube.
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Aug 07, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWhat this guy as his left bicep tears during his deadlift. It happens at forty-seven (47) seconds into the video.




    lol that was painful to watch. thats exactly what happened to me, in that same grip. the bicep rolled all the way up as the tendon popped
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    Aug 07, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    Love deadlifts! I feel so manly doing them and lifting big boy weights - well, big for me! icon_lol.gif

    BTW, the risk of tearing a bicep is why I stick with overhand grips. I know I might not be able to lift as much doing it this way, but it feels safer. Although, strangely, I often use the alternate grip when racking the barbell. icon_confused.gif