Frequent Deadlifts

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    Apr 05, 2016 3:03 PM GMT
    I've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.
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    Apr 06, 2016 7:43 AM GMT
    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.

    Nothing wrong with working body parts frequently. Try it and see if you benefit.
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    Apr 06, 2016 4:39 PM GMT
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    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.

    Nothing wrong with working body parts frequently. Try it and see if you benefit.



    Yeah, I'm just one of those people who really needs a definite program. And doing them frequently throws the rest of my workouts off. For example, I don't want to do deadlifts on days I'm doing squats or upper back, right?
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    Apr 06, 2016 8:12 PM GMT
    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.


    I do deadlifts once a week and keep it at 4 sets at 3-5 reps. In sticking with that I have add 60 lbs to my 1RM in four months. So, I don't know if you have need to do it more than once a week or a wide range of reps to make progress. Maybe I am wrong and could have added more to my 1RM and am just being lazy.
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    Apr 07, 2016 2:27 AM GMT
    Cliche_Guevara said
    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.


    I do deadlifts once a week and keep it at 4 sets at 3-5 reps. In sticking with that I have add 60 lbs to my 1RM in four months. So, I don't know if you have need to do it more than once a week or a wide range of reps to make progress. Maybe I am wrong and could have added more to my 1RM and am just being lazy.



    Yeah, I don't know the answer to that either. But my intuition has been telling for for a while now that I might need to do them more often, but because I've always been told only to do them once a week, I rejected it. Every time I do deadlifts I feel like it's the first time I've done them in weeks, which tells me I might need to step it up a bit.
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    Apr 07, 2016 6:08 AM GMT
    I do deadlifts when I'm hitting back, so I don't pair them with squats. They engage your legs as well of course and squatting after deadlifting would suck ass. I do hit upper back after deadlifting, though.

    Since I hit back once a week, I deadlift once a week. However, I have done it in the past where I deadlifted twice a week and didn't suffer any consequences.
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    Apr 07, 2016 3:42 PM GMT
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    Cliche_Guevara said
    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.


    I do deadlifts once a week and keep it at 4 sets at 3-5 reps. In sticking with that I have add 60 lbs to my 1RM in four months. So, I don't know if you have need to do it more than once a week or a wide range of reps to make progress. Maybe I am wrong and could have added more to my 1RM and am just being lazy.



    Yeah, I don't know the answer to that either. But my intuition has been telling for for a while now that I might need to do them more often, but because I've always been told only to do them once a week, I rejected it. Every time I do deadlifts I feel like it's the first time I've done them in weeks, which tells me I might need to step it up a bit.


    Not knowing what you do lifting wise on your deadlift day or what part of the lift is causing you problems this might not be a relevant suggestion. But you should be doing complimentary exercises like RDL, Rack Pulls ... And the like.
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    Apr 07, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
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    Cliche_Guevara said
    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.


    I do deadlifts once a week and keep it at 4 sets at 3-5 reps. In sticking with that I have add 60 lbs to my 1RM in four months. So, I don't know if you have need to do it more than once a week or a wide range of reps to make progress. Maybe I am wrong and could have added more to my 1RM and am just being lazy.



    Yeah, I don't know the answer to that either. But my intuition has been telling for for a while now that I might need to do them more often, but because I've always been told only to do them once a week, I rejected it. Every time I do deadlifts I feel like it's the first time I've done them in weeks, which tells me I might need to step it up a bit.


    Not knowing what you do lifting wise on your deadlift day or what part of the lift is causing you problems this might not be a relevant suggestion. But you should be doing complimentary exercises like RDL, Rack Pulls ... And the like.





    Correct, that's exactly what I do. The only other thing I do besides lower back on the same day is abs to counterbalance the lower back. I've found if I don't work my abdominals on the same day, the muscles in my lower back pull on my back and hurt (or I could be imagining this.)

    Not really having any "problems", just feel like I need to be doing them more often, even if it's with a much lighter weight. The only problem I have with my deadlifts at the moment is I'm addicted to Sumo Deadlifts and absolutely hate doing a traditional stance. I love doing Sumos, ass-to-grass. I get such a deep stretch that way and love the way it feels. (Although they give me a hard-on sometimes. icon_redface.gif) Does that happen to anyone else?
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    Apr 15, 2016 4:59 PM GMT
    Radd saidI've always been told you shouldn't deadlift more than once per week but there are more and more people who say they get better results from deadlifting 2, even 3 times a week. Some even deadlift daily. Of course you can't go crazy and do 90%+ all the time. Apparently you have to have a wide range of weight/rep variations to make this work.

    I'm 6'1, 190lbs and can't seem to gain the size I want.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried frequent deadlifting and what were/are your results.


    I'm currently on Stronglifts 5x5 so one week I do 1 set of 5 reps of deadlift and the next week I do two sets of 5 reps.

    Stronglifts is:

    Week one: a,b,a
    Week two: b,a,b

    With (a) being Squats (5x5), Bench (5x5), Rows (5x5)
    and (b) being Squats (5x5), OH Press (5x5), and Deadlift (1x5)

    I'm only 8 weeks in on this program, but so far so good. I could imagine that after a while I will move on to Grey Skull's lifting program. Stronglifts seems like a good beginner program for me.
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    Apr 26, 2016 7:11 PM GMT
    If you feel like doing deadlift more than once a week, and you aren't on steroid, it means you aren't lifting heavy enough. As a beginner, doing more than once a week makes sense as you are still building your strength, and not lifting too much weight. But after a while, you need to lift heavy, which won't allow you to lift the same weight, more than once in a week, without injuring yourself.
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    Apr 27, 2016 5:28 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidIf you feel like doing deadlift more than once a week, and you aren't on steroid, it means you aren't lifting heavy enough. As a beginner, doing more than once a week makes sense as you are still building your strength, and not lifting too much weight. But after a while, you need to lift heavy, which won't allow you to lift the same weight, more than once in a week, without injuring yourself.



    I've had a torn disc since I was 15, so it's dangerous for me to lift super heavy. If I can't do at least 15 reps, I don't do them. And yes, I know that goes against the rules of deadlifting but I'm not looking to impress someone with how much weight I can push....I'm doing it for fitness and fitness only. Well, and for appearance too.
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    Apr 28, 2016 2:35 AM GMT

    If you can't lift heavier than 15 reps, your diet and rest better be on point and you need to be lifting more frequently than once a week for sure. It doesn't say how old you are, how are you holding up biologically? Some people age faster/slower than others.

    Also the traditional stance is traditional for a reason. If you need to do sumos atleast mix them in 50/50. You wouldn't just do hammer curls would you?



    I do my deadlifts and squats on the same day, probably every 10 days depending on how i am feeling. I will do shrugs if time permits while i am at the rack anyhow.

    If you're doing high reps and have been working out for a few years or more, i would suggest you may want to do deadlifts 3 times a week, again diet and rest on point. Do you have a good stretching routine? A solid warm up, well your workout seems to be a warm up lol but even still icon_razz.gif Make sure to stretch well after your workout.


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    Apr 28, 2016 2:54 PM GMT
    badbug said

    I do my deadlifts and squats on the same day, probably every 10 days depending on how i am feeling. I will do shrugs if time permits while i am at the rack anyhow.

    If you're doing high reps and have been working out for a few years or more, i would suggest you may want to do deadlifts 3 times a week, again diet and rest on point. Do you have a good stretching routine? A solid warm up, well your workout seems to be a warm up lol but even still icon_razz.gif Make sure to stretch well after your workout.



    Ironically, I just started doing deadlifts and squats on the same day. Very light squats/heavy deadlifts or heavy squats/light deadlifts. I'm up to twice a week and feel great. I do crossfit workouts so warming up and stretching is a huge chunk of my workouts. I think I'm going to stick with the twice a week for a while and see about bumping it up to three times a week.
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    Jun 02, 2016 3:28 PM GMT
    I follow a DUP based programme, where I squat 3 times a week, deadlift 2 times a week, and bench 3 times a week. The focus is on growing strength rapidly in those 3 compound exercises. The other days (and exercises) are supplemental.
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    Jun 04, 2016 12:58 AM GMT
    Flexxx saidI follow a DUP based programme, where I squat 3 times a week, deadlift 2 times a week, and bench 3 times a week. The focus is on growing strength rapidly in those 3 compound exercises. The other days (and exercises) are supplemental.



    That's exactly what I'm looking for. You look fantastic. Is the programme you're following online by chance?