On certain lifts I have heard it is not good to lift too much weight...I am not sure if this is true or not. My teacher last year told me that I should only do about 115lb. on straight leg deadlift. - If I go any higher, there's no greater chance of injury then any other lift? Correct? - - Also, on deadlifts, last year, all I did was rep 245lbs., but it kept increasing. Like I had 315...kept repping 245, next time I maxed I had 365. Do you think I would've increased any more in my max if I had done higher reps or what? -
Thoughts and comments are appreciated.
Not sure about your deadlifting question .... it seems kinda personal ..... in that .... some people respond better to higher reps then others. For example, your back could have been getting stronger by doing the reps sets, thus making your max easier.
Anyways, yes certain excerises become dangerous when using heavy weights. Squating for one and behind the neck press for two.
Hope this helps .................
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Certainly the potential for injury increases as the load increases... but in *most* instances this is because form tends to deteriorate as the poundage increases... especially if the poundage goes up too quickly.
Lets say you can do SLDL with 115 with perfect form.. You jump to 135, and your form gets a little worse... you go to 145, and it gets even worse... by the time you hit 225, you may be injured. That's due to form, not the iron.
Thats why I preach form first.
Putting an arbitrary limit on the poundage isn't all that reasonable, though.
If I can SLDL 225x12 without my form breaking, why would I limit myself to less weight?
I agree with Paul,
For me, lower back and rotator cuffs are susceptible.
As such, I would rather do lighter weights in a slower cadence and perfect form for 8 to 10 reps as opposed to heavier weights for 4 to 6 reps with bad form.
If you check your ego at the door, you will find that slow, controlled reps with perfect form are the only sustainable way to train, especially for areas where you have been previously injured or susceptible to injury. If that means using lower weights then so be it.
Progress is only progress if nothing else is compromised (speed, control, form).