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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Deadlifting

    I was just doing some research around and saw the deadlifting works the spine and glutes. But with how my workout is scheduled (back and legs are sperate) I'm confused on what day to plan to do deadlifts. Any suggestions? Back day or leg day?

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    if you want to put forth your best effort, I would schedule a deadlifting day all to its own. In my opinion, there is no lift that equals the mental and physical demands of the deadlift.

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    i do deads on my lower body work outs.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    and i do deads on my back workouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCtrk
    if you want to put forth your best effort, I would schedule a deadlifting day all to its own. In my opinion, there is no lift that equals the mental and physical demands of the deadlift.
    I always hear this, but I find deadlifts fun and not that taxing physically. Squats kill me though

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    Alot of people put their DLs on their back day because its the primary targetted muscle. Keep your legs day with squats, but if you're doing both, try to distance them from eachother so you're not stimulating them as much when your legs are resting.
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    I do Sumo DLs on my lower body day.
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    i love deads i like forward to them everyweek.
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    Don't have back or leg days. That's the best solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog
    I always hear this, but I find deadlifts fun and not that taxing physically. Squats kill me though
    If you find DLs not "Taxing physically" you are half assing it. Becuase after I get done with my deadlifting sessions I can barely walk. I will agree though that DLs are extrememly fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCtrk
    If you find DLs not "Taxing physically" you are half assing it. Becuase after I get done with my deadlifting sessions I can barely walk. I will agree though that DLs are extrememly fun
    I'm gonna have to agree with topdog on this one. Although, I wouldn't say they aren't "physically taxing", I would say that I don't dread the deadlift movement. The bar is laying there on the ground, waiting for me to destroy it.

    With squats though, my heart starts racing when I get under the bar and I get nervous and full of adrenaline for whatever reason. I guess I'm more pissed if I can't get the weight up on a squat than if I can't complete a pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCtrk
    If you find DLs not "Taxing physically" you are half assing it. Becuase after I get done with my deadlifting sessions I can barely walk. I will agree though that DLs are extrememly fun
    I'm not 1/2 assing it, I'm going as heavy as I can without risking injury, but they're nowhere near as painful as squats are, I can honestly say I enjoy the exericse

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    Quote Originally Posted by dw06wu
    I'm gonna have to agree with topdog on this one. Although, I wouldn't say they aren't "physically taxing", I would say that I don't dread the deadlift movement. The bar is laying there on the ground, waiting for me to destroy it.

    With squats though, my heart starts racing when I get under the bar and I get nervous and full of adrenaline for whatever reason. I guess I'm more pissed if I can't get the weight up on a squat than if I can't complete a pull.
    I guess we are opposite though. When I prepare to DL I get so f'ing pumped up, sometimes I get so pumped up I psyche myself out

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    I agree that Squats are more physically/mentally taxing than Deadlifts, but at the same time I'll still say that Deadlifts are very physically/mentally taxing. I dread doing either of them. End of story.
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    Own day. I have 2 leg days so squts is for one, deads for the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerManDL
    Don't have back or leg days. That's the best solution.
    OR...don't have back, leg, chest, shoulder, or arm days. Just have 3 ab days.

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    Pffffft. You don't need deads or squats. Curls work your entire body enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium_Jim
    Pffffft. You don't need deads or squats. Curls work your entire body enough.
    only if you swing your arms with more weight then you can handle

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    It was a joke, silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium_Jim
    It was a joke, silly.
    Yeah and so was his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalBuilder
    OR...don't have back, leg, chest, shoulder, or arm days. Just have 3 ab days.
    You missed what I was saying.

    Body part split routines suck.
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    what kind of routine do you do. lower body, upper body? @ powerman
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    Why would a body part split routine suck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy
    what kind of routine do you do. lower body, upper body? @ powerman
    On the occasions I work out these days it's either that or multiple full body sessions.

    I haven't done a bodypart based split in a very long time.
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    In all honesty, I've never deadlifted before. Can someone help me with what I need to make sure I'm doing? I've seen the motion done a few times, and know the importance and keeping the back straight (like a squat). I asked this guy at the gym to show me, and he looked down at me and was like, "would you like to bench?" I guess I don't look very impressive yet, but I at least know what I'm talking about. But he kept looking and me saying, "would you like to bench?" And then he said, "I don't like deadlifts anyway, they don't work out your legs well."

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