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    Lazy Mexican Tadger's Avatar
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    Mar 2001
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    Trouble with deads

    Alright... my deadlift sucks. Time to fix it. I don't really know where the problem lies. I'm thinking my lowerback is the weak link but I'm not sure. I am pretty sure my form is good (usually stick with sumo deads... easier to hold on to the bar and spares my shins a might bit). Hamstrings may be a bit weak... but I dunno. It's frustrating cuz I squat more than 100lbs over what I can dead... and that's after working on it since june.

    Right now I weigh about 165 at 5'6 or 5'7.
    squat: 405 x 4 or 5 (should mean strong glutes and hams)
    dead: 275 x 5 or 6

    I usually hit squats early in the week... start off light and work my way up 40 or 50lbs at a time.
    135, 225, 275 x8-10
    315, 365 x6-8
    (405x4-5 when I'm feeling really good... don't lift that heavy too often.)

    I usually hit deads about 3 days after squats. I try to do them on a raised platform but at my new gym they're dragging their feet on finding me one. I'll usually throw down a couple plates and stand on those. Anyway deads usually look sumthin like this:
    135, 185x8-10
    225, 275x5-8

    I'll throw SLDLs in there every so often either in place of or in addition to regular deads...I am going to try n run them more often, maybe goodmornings and focus on lower back more. I usually get my lower back pretty well, though indirectly, during most workouts anyway so I dunno.

    I don't know what else I can give ya to work with really... I know this is pretty vague. Lemme know what's helped and what hasn't in your own lifting.

    The only thing I can think of is just keep hitting the deads really.

    What advice ice can you boys give me?
    Last edited by Tadger; 09-28-2001 at 01:16 AM.
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