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    Quick "Big 3" question

    I've noticed that deadlifts are one the "big 3" necessary workouts. Does this include any type of deadlift?

    Right now I do the type where your legs are spread out and you bend at the knees. However, I'm willing to add/switch to the stiff legged deadlifts if I hear that they are more popular.

    I have to admit that out of any exercise, I am seeing the most results with deadlifts (I'm only 5'5", 140lbs, and I can deadlift 320 so far).

    Thanks,

    -Josh

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    Do both. Sumo style (feet spread out) for a while (4-8 weeks) and then conventional (feet in) for a while. Switch it up.

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    A Stiff Legged Deadlift is more to target your hamstrings, and would be something for legs day. A lot of people do conventional/sumo deadlifts on back day, or on thier own day.
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    I would not recommend doing DLs of any type more than once per week.

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    Why is that?
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    Because of the stress they put on your lower back and CNS.

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    Do Westsiders DL more than once a week?
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    I do conventionals on back day, and two days later (leg day) i do SLDL's.... should I not be doing this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    Do Westsiders DL more than once a week?
    I don't, but I'm my routine is slightly modified than a true westside routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    Because of the stress they put on your lower back and CNS.

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    I only do deadlifts about once every two weeks. During the other week I swap deadlifts with another lower back exercise like hypers.

    I'll give the closed-leg deadifts a try. Thanks for the help.

    -Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    Do Westsiders DL more than once a week?
    Most don't deadlift every week (except for speed deads). I deadlift every 3-4 weeks.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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