In general, is it a bad idea to do deadlifts the day before squats? I follow a pull/leg/push routine so if I do deadlifts on pullday the very next day I would be squatting. Is this a bad idea? Thanks.
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keep squat days and deadlifts apart. i heard of some doing them same day but i personally dont.
Bad idea. The stress that DLs out on your back will make it hard to squat on the following day. If nothing else, do squats the day before deadz. WHen I do both on the same day, Squats are always first.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
I separate them as far away as possible...
What if you Deadlift on wednesday, thursday is rest (well I do abs), and friday squats ?
Why not do Deads on Monday and Squats on Friday?
I do Squats on Wednesdays and Deadlifts on Saturdays, with the purpose of putting as much time as possible between the two.
rest your lower back. you've only got one.
Probably not the best idea. Although you might get away with it for a while, your lower back and hamstrings will start to take a beating. To continue with it, you would probably have to water down one of the sessions quite a bit.Originally Posted by Dedicated
If you can, give yourself at least a couple days inbetween each to recover. I would suggest that you squat before deadlifting (within the training cycle or within a single session).