why is it that after finishing all my sets of deadlifts, im completely drained??? im guessing my lack of cardio???? anybody else have this problem??? at least i knw im working hard cuz after i finish the workout i can barely make it up the stairs to take a shower lol
Cardio would probably help your recovery, but you're still going to be pretty trashed for at least a few minutes if you're lifting heavy. How long have you been deadlifting? If you're a newb, you'll find that you'll recover much more quickly as your body gets used to the exercise.
You are using pretty much all your muscle in that lift. If you are going to failure, your whole body will be going to failure.
They tax your CNS, and if you are not adapted to heavy DLing, it can be a shocker.
yea ive been deadlifting for months now, but i switched up my routine and i started doing 4 sets of 8 on deadlifts and at the end i was trashed, and i dropped the weight a good 50 lbs to get the sets out, but i dont do cardio at all and i should prolly be doing that for overall fitness
deadlifts are the sh**... Nothing like lifting dead weight off the floor. Nothing better.
6' 1.... 211lbs.
Bench: 275lbs x 1
Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
Squat: ??? (not enough)
Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.
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I prefer my weight alive off the ground.
Yep, deads will knock your d**k in the dirt. If they don't, you're not using enough weight.
Give chalk a chance.
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"The deadlift is more functional in that itís very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy *h*t up off the ground" Rip
Max 3x5 Goal 3x5 by 12/31/11 *1X5
Bench (245) (275) 285x1x1 335
Dead (385)* (445) 435x1x1 505
Squat (320) (355) 355X1X1 405
Squat (195) (275) 20 Reppers!
(950) (1075) 1075 1245 Goals (Not including 20 reps)
5'10" 288Lbs 02/01/2011 Goal Weight 230 On my way back from a Break!
I learned after my 3rd or 4th routine with deadlifts that they definitely earned the name My ears popped and felt like I was submerged in 20 ft of water, and I think I came pretty close to feinting...
Up until that workout I hadn't really been pushing myself because I was still worried about my back being injured by newb technique.
Last edited by Janosik; 12-04-2009 at 07:20 PM.
I always to my big lifts first, deads, bench and squats. I have a 3 days per week routine, can't afford more time.
The rest of the fuel tank is for the smaller lifts.