View Full Version : Deadlift Rep Range

01-26-2006, 01:32 PM
I'm trying to get my deadlift up and recently began full-blown workouts again after being out a while with a nerve injury. I began today by lifting 5x5 off of plates to help my starting weakpoint. I'm just wondering exaclty what would be the most effective set/rep range to work in. Also, if I'm doing for example 6x4, should I be using my 5 rep max? You don't want to go to failure right?Thanks bros

01-26-2006, 01:52 PM
I personally dont like deadling for lots of sets, but I really dont know how to answer your question besides saying trying different things week by week.

01-26-2006, 02:24 PM
Personally all my DL sets fall between 3 and 6 reps. But thats just me.
Oh, and 5x5 deadlifts might be the point of life.

01-26-2006, 03:24 PM
5 reps is the highest i'll go on deadlifts.

01-26-2006, 03:52 PM
What would be the optimal volume range for them?

01-26-2006, 03:59 PM
Deadlifts are funny. There's no magic formula, you just have to try lots of things until you find the combo that works for you. I personally do no more than 5 reps, and generally work in the 1-3 rep range.

01-26-2006, 04:20 PM
Alright, thanks a lot for the help bros. If I'm going to be working in double and triples, should I be going to failure, or should I use, say my 4 rep max if doing triples? Once, again, thanks a lot. I hope to get my deadlift to 2.5x BW

01-26-2006, 04:36 PM
when i was deadlifting i changed rep scheme every 4 weeks. week 1 was 10,8,6, week 2 5x5, week 3 3x3, and week 4 was 5 3 1 and i took the last rep on the last set to failure each week. It worked for me i had a decent DL

01-26-2006, 04:45 PM
Awesome guys. Thanks a lot. I'll tinker around with things in hopes of finding what's right for me, I hope to start blasting some serious weight

01-26-2006, 04:53 PM
Most people here seem to recomend WBB#1 and that has deadlifts at 2z6-8. Do you guys alter that one then too? I dont like doing too many reps either because my grip begans to fail.

01-26-2006, 06:03 PM
get some magnesium carbonate

01-26-2006, 06:59 PM
Alot of people on here will do the same sets/reps for bench and deads, along with other compound movements, but deads they'll tone down the reps. I'd say that'd be a good idea for anyone.

01-26-2006, 07:59 PM
2x6-8 is great for beginner BBers.

01-26-2006, 08:03 PM
without counting my warm up sets, 5x5

01-27-2006, 08:51 AM
i dont do more than 1 rep for DL

01-27-2006, 08:52 AM
get some magnesium carbonate
call it chalk

02-01-2006, 11:13 PM
Yeah dont do 10, even on warmup. I was warming up with 1/3 of my max and on the 10th rep screwed a nerve, bad pain could barely stand or walk on the 1st day but I recovered after a few. 5reps or less, 2-3 on the heavy.