Anyone do similar set/reps for deadlifts as this?
I have been doing 1x5 deadlifts for like a year. I've recently changed my routine to basically 3x8 for all my lifts, so am thinking about doing deads like this also.
Just wondering if this is a bad idea for deads? Starting Strength only has 1 set of deads, and that's for easy-recovering new lifters so maybe 3x8 is overdoing it?
3x8 is fine man.
the 1x5 on SS is pretty close to 5rm. So its all about how much weight you do
currently i alternate deads from 5x5 to 5x3.
191.5lbs 8% BF
25 yrs old
prepping for my first show!
Oh yeah I'd definately be lowering the weight. I'm mainly wondering if it's normal to do that many sets/reps, or if deadlifting is meant to be a heavy 1x5 type power excercise or something
I've been doing 3 sets of 6-8 reps for my Deadlifts, but I'm starting 4 sets of 6-8 tomorrow .
Just be careful when you go over 5 reps with Deadlifts that you arent rushing your reps and are really focussing in your form.
Once a week I do DL 3x8 with lighter weight and then another day I do 3x3 with heavy weight. For me I don't find it to be too much volume.
Height: 6'4 - Weight: 235 lbs - Age: 31
DL: 530 x 1
Squat: 355 x 1
Bench: 350 x 1
Great thanks all, think I'll give it a shot
I would say try 5x3 instread of 3x8, but whatever you feel comfortable with. Effort is usually more important than any set or rep scheme.
Last edited by joey54; 03-10-2010 at 08:27 PM.
Like stated above, the only concern I see with it is really making sure to keep good form. Deadlifts are notorious for giving people trouble in the higher rep ranges. Not sure if it's the nature of the movement or the fact that for a lot of people, deadlifting is the heaviest movement they do. Either way, just be careful.
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Yep I'm definately careful with deadlift form. Funnily enough, deadlifts are the easiest lift for form for me.
My god, I did 3x8 deadlifts today, nearly spewed. Totally messed me up for the rest of the workout, my face was white the whole time and my whole body screwed. Was weird, this is the first time I have ever felt deadlifts in my legs/glutes, even gave my calves a hiding!! My traps were swole afterwards too which is great
For those of you that do similar rep ranges for deads, do you have them at the beginning or end of the workout?
Now wondering if doing this volume for deads instead of my normal 1x5 will be enough work for my traps and calves, and allow me to ditch calve raises and shrugs haha
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Goals as of 2/08/11 (current) goal:
Squat: (505) 535, Deadlift: (475) 500, Bench: (325) 350 Total: 1305 (1385)
BW: 225 as of 02/01/2011 Goal: 205 by May 1, 2011
Personally I'm not a huge fan of higher rep deadlifts as everyone's form breaks down during the set the longer it goes, however I guess if one kept the weight in check and they simply had to do it that way it's fine.
What is your warm-up like? When you do 1x5, 3x5, or 3x8, are you increasing the weight? I haven't done 3x8 but I do 1x5 and 3x5. I usually warm up with repitions of a weight I can do 10x's then 7, 5, 3, 1. I may increase the weight some a few pounds a time till I hit the 1RM I am comfortable with then do it 5x's. At the end of this I am smoked.
Back Squat 435lbs
Shoulder Press 195lbs
Bench Press 315lb
What about benching first, then deads? I did deads and calve raises first yesterday and my bench suffered hugely (forarms and biceps tired). The rest of my lifts should be ok after deads.Originally Posted by tnathletics2b
I usually just do a couple reps of a lighter weight (e.g. yesterday I did 2 reps of 110kg, and my working sets for 3x8 130kg)Originally Posted by imxfit