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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

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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    Wannabebig Member windmill85's Avatar
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    when to deadlift

    i've done a search but couldnt find an answer.

    im curious when most people do their deadlifts. should i do it on my back/bicep day, or my leg day? the last couple weeks, i've done with on my leg day after my squats and it has been quite taxing.

    also, it is my understanding that straight leg and romanian deadlifts work the glutes and hamstrings more than regular deadlifts, so would it be ok to do some RDLs or SLDLs on my leg days, and still do regular deadlifts on my back/bi days?

    im not too sure if my lower back could handle that, im pretty sore days after deadlifting, but i was curious if anyone out there does that.

    thanks for your input

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    Quote Originally Posted by windmill85
    i've done a search but couldnt find an answer.

    im curious when most people do their deadlifts. should i do it on my back/bicep day, or my leg day? the last couple weeks, i've done with on my leg day after my squats and it has been quite taxing.

    also, it is my understanding that straight leg and romanian deadlifts work the glutes and hamstrings more than regular deadlifts, so would it be ok to do some RDLs or SLDLs on my leg days, and still do regular deadlifts on my back/bi days?

    im not too sure if my lower back could handle that, im pretty sore days after deadlifting, but i was curious if anyone out there does that.

    thanks for your input
    Deadlifting is mostly for your hips/back (it does work legs and other muscles too). Deadlifts and Squats both work that back pretty hard, so I would not recommend doing them both on the same day. It could result in injury (your back giving out on you). Straight-Legged deadlifts are mostly for your hammies so go ahead and do them on your leg day. Deadlifts will work your biceps as well since it is a pulling motion so it only makes since to do it on your bicep/back day (save yourself the time of warming the biceps up before working them because you would have already did that with deadlifts) . I dont think doing sldls or rdls on leg day will effect your deadlifts on back day. Maybe make sure you get a day of rest in between those days though.
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    Diesel Dan is right on. Do deads on back day and do them first. Do squats on leg day and do them first. Make sure you have a day in between doing deads and squats.
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    i do deadlifts on back day and squats on leg day however some people have a dead lift only day as it works so many different muscles
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    When done well, there is a fair bit of leg work involved with deads driving up at the start. Which is why it can makes sense to do them on leg day. As Hill mentioned, giving them their own day works well, I've done them with shoulders and traps at times. Currently when I do them, I've hit them with back as the first exercise. My legs are fresh and it's good way to hit the whole back at once at the start of the routine.

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    do deadlifts first on back day
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