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.
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.
Last edited by hardgainer169; 11-10-2006 at 05:20 PM.
weight------140 145 150 155 160 165 170 and counting
Bench 225x1 | Squat 325x1 | Deadlift 355x5
Remember - if it were easy then everyone would do it.
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.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
I prefer low reps for deadlifts. Just make sure your form is good man.
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.
For real! You are going to be sore for like a week, lol.Originally Posted by deeder