I just spent a good amount of time going over my dl logs from years past. I came up with some things that worked for me consistently, and some that I have gotten away from that I will revert back to:
1. To be good at the deadlift you must...well....deadlift!
2. You cannot deadlift too often. My best cycles came when I pulled around every other week, but for some reason I got away from that
3. Periodization works!! Despite the nay sayers, it was good enough for Eddy, Kirk, Lamar and thousands of other old schoolers that numbers still stand as all time bests
4. You must factor in heavy squats into what your dl loads should be
5. The reverse hyper is a GREAT piece of gear
6. Bent rows, block pulls and racks, along with GMS are all top DL assistance moves
7. Your last heavy pull should be at least 12-14 days out from the show
8. Practice how you compete! In other words, PRACTICE IN YOUR DL GEAR JUST AS YOU WOULD A BENCH SHIRT! 4-6 workouts each cycle!! The Inzer Fusion is TOP conventional suit right now, with velcro straps.
9. Bands are great for speed training!!
10. Never stop seeking advice from great pullers!
Those are ten of the things I learned. Anyone care to share their list?