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    Wannabebig Member j_sid's Avatar
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    deadlifts on back day or leg day

    Hey guys,
    what day should I be doing deadlifts? When I train back or on leg day? And which deadlifts should I be doing? Deadlifts, Stiff-legged, or Straight-legged???

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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    You can do them on either day, or even on both days if you're feeling like a manly man.

    If you're going to do SLDLs, then do those on leg day, as they work the hamstrings more.

    Personally I prefer Conventional deads and I do them on back day.
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    I second the back day theory.

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    Still Plugging Away -TIM-'s Avatar
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    I as well prefer conventionals on back day and SLDL on leg day. Some like alternating deads and squats for leg day. To each their own.
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    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    I like doing all forms of DL on leg day. I also do any other lowerback movement on leg day, as lower back is involved in squatting and GHR.

    I prefer doing conventional deads, and rarely do straight legged (which are the same as stiff legged, i think)

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    Soon to be lean... Joe Black's Avatar
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    I always had probems fitting in squats, deadlifts in the same routine and where the deads should go.

    If I did them on leg day one of them would suffer. Squats are just too physically demanding to do deadlifts on the same day. Back takes it out of me also and doing deads first left my lower back really weak for bar rows.

    I also had the same problem with shoudlers on my chest and tri's day. If I did them in the middle tri's would suffer. At the beginning and everything after would.

    So... I made a seperate day for shoulders/deads/traps. Works really well for me so I now have:

    Day 1 - Back/bi
    Day 2 - off
    Day 3 - deads/shoulders/traps
    Day 4 - off
    Day 5 - Chest/Tri's
    Day 6 - Legs
    Day 7 off

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    i suck it up and do deads and squats on the same day. i just make sure i have PLENTY of rest in between the two
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