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    Question about deadlift.

    A few of you suggested that I add deadlifts to my workout routine. I did and WOW. What a great compound lift. Put up 275lbs. My question is should I lift heavy for few reps. Like lift my max,,, wait a few minutes and lift my max again? Or do lighter weight more time say 3sets of 7reps? My goal is to add muscle to my body and gain power. Thanks.

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    I reccomend a 5x5; deadlift is a real strength exercise. Switch it up; Try pyramid, or 6x3 or anyhting else; But keep th reps fairly low.
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    If you just added deadlifts to your routine you probably shouldn't be playing with such a high weight! Are you sure your form is perfect? Have you had somebody watch you to make sure your back is straight?

    Deadlifts are usually kept 8 and under for reps.
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    I prefer low reps for deadlifts. Just make sure your form is good man.

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    Next time I will try a lower weight and 5x5 reps. I put 250 on the bar first and felt pretty good,, so I went higher. I read a couple articles about form and did my best to keep my back straight. I would definantley have to lower the weight to do higher reps. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder
    If you just added deadlifts to your routine you probably shouldn't be playing with such a high weight!
    For real! You are going to be sore for like a week, lol.

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