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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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    Deadlift Frequency

    Just started doing regular deads a couple months ago. I've heard some do them once a week, some once a month. For the deadlifters out there, what's your training frequency on deads and why?
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    It depends.

    I've done them once a week.

    Currently, I'm using westside... where I will do a ME deadlift perhaps once every 10 weeks.

    Once a week, along with squatting, can get to be very difficult depending on the routine.
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    i do em once a week, just like every other excercise, seen VERY god results in the past year

    being new to weight training, i went up from a 145lb about a year ago and did 305lbs while bulking about a month ago

    dunno if its normal or not but ever since i cut back carbs to about 150g (from almost double that on bulk) doing 275lb deads is as hard as the 305lbs's were at that time, 305lbs is just out of the question to try for 8-10 reps now this all being new to me, i had no idea it would drop so much on cut cycle

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    Im training the same way as paul so I dont do to many heavy deads. I usually do speed deads once a week with 55% of my max for 6 singles with short rest.
    For most people I would say once a week or every second week.
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    I do heavy deads and heavy squats once a week (For now at least).

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    You just need to listen to your body and do what you see results with. I've tried doing deads 1x per week 2x per week, and 3x per week.. I've gotten my best results and gains from 2x per week.

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    I do them once a week just like every other exercise. I find its a good exercise to start my back workout with...

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    With my new routine, I do them every other week.

    If I had my way, I would never even do deadlifts. I hate them and I know my form sucks. I would rather do 100 squats before I would do one ******* deadlift.

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    Might want to check out the thread 'Deadlifts....overrated?'

    Could give you some alternatives to deadlifts if you really do hate them so much. (Don't see how you could though. )

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    I know that deads are a great exercise, I just dont like doing them. I can stand eating tuna out of a can, but for some reason I just hate doing deadlifts. I actually enjoy doing all other exercises to be honest, especially millitary press.

    I need to find a "good" article on form, I find it impossible to keep my lower back from arching when doing them.

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    Heavy-once per week.

    If I'm doing a light workout also, I may do them twice per week.


    I am currently doing them on leg day, so I do squats on the same day. I like to include some form of heavy deads in my training whether sumo, sldl or rack pulls.
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    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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    Deads kick ass. I do them heavier then latty once per week.

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    once per week should do it

    my lower back tends to get easily overtrained doing more than this

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    I do deads once a week after squats. If you're arching your back then maybe you should use less weight and concentrate on form.

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    Once a week but on every eight or 4th week i d take a rest from them and do hyperextensions or goodmornings instead

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Originally posted by heathj
    Deads kick ass. I do them heavier then latty once per week.

    Sure, sure Heath. You just lift with kilos and don't know how to covert them. It's 2.2x, not 5x.


    Put that 4th plate on and then we'll talk lil boy.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Well today I'm going for 385 x 6, f00.

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    I do deads about every third back workout. I recently took a 6 week layoff from them though and decided to do them monday. I kept the weight low and reps high and felt great. 315 for 21 reps.
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    Originally posted by Neil
    I do deads once a week after squats. If you're arching your back then maybe you should use less weight and concentrate on form.
    I weigh 175, and I still cant keep from arching my back when doing 200+ lbs. I have never paid a bit of attention to others dead stats, but isnt 200-210 "sissy" weight already (for 4-6 reps). Maybe I just have a weak lower back, or my form is seriousley wrong.

    Anyone have a good link which goes into detail on form for deads and sldl's?

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    What is your form like? Have you tried sumo deads? They seem to make it easier to keep a straight back.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Originally posted by the_hall

    Anyone have a good link which goes into detail on form for deads and sldl's?
    Deadlift and SLDL form

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