I do my deadlifts at the end of my back workout. I know many people like to do deads at the start of a back workout with the idea that if you put them later in a workout, fatigue of the stablizing muscles and overal body might make you more suseptable to injury.
I like to finish up strong with deads at the end so that I leave the gym knowing I put my most into the deads and didn't save anything for "later".
I've never done deads at the begining because I'm afraid I wouldn't have anything left to get through other exercises for my back. I think I am still handeling pretty good weight for my deads even though I do them last.
I'd be interested in what some others people think about this. Deads, first or last on back day or somewhere else???
A typical back routine for me:
1) Pullups 4-5 sets (about 50 reps total)
2) Some sort of rowing exercise (T-bar, dumbell, or bentover) 4 sets 12-8 reps
3) Seated rows or narrow grip pulldowns or narrow grip pullups 4 sets 12-8 reps
4) Deadlifts 6 sets 2x10 2x8 2x6
once in a blue moon I'll throw in some heavy dumbell pullovers instead of one of the other exercises listed as 2 or 3.