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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Deadlifts twice a week OK?

    I've searched the internet and there seems to be conflicting views on this. I believe the best answer might be to try it out and see what happens. I just started doing deadlifts recently so I'm not doing very heavy loads yet. I am thinking of doing deadlifts on saturdays and wednesdays.

    Saturday being my legs day and wednesday being my back day. Deadlifts work both legs and back so I figured by adding them to the routine, it might be beneficial.

    What do you guys say?

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    I think it be fine if you did a heavy and light day, but not 2 heavy days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by espn2829 View Post
    I've searched the internet and there seems to be conflicting views on this. I believe the best answer might be to try it out and see what happens. I just started doing deadlifts recently so I'm not doing very heavy loads yet. I am thinking of doing deadlifts on saturdays and wednesdays.

    Saturday being my legs day and wednesday being my back day. Deadlifts work both legs and back so I figured by adding them to the routine, it might be beneficial.

    What do you guys say?

    I wouldn't do it. Too Taxing on the CNS. I know some will say the second workout could be light. I'm experimenting with Deads every 2 weeks right now. After working out heavy on the Deadlift I can't see myself doing it again for at least 7-10 days light or not.

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    You'll probably be able to do it at first, but after a while... you'll know.

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    If you just started doing them it might not hurt you, but I don't see the need for you to do them twice a week. As Howard said, you can do a heavy and a speed day, but I would not recommend two heavy days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    You'll probably be able to do it at first, but after a while... you'll know.

    Yes, you'll know. Experiment and see how you react to things like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn2829 View Post
    I've searched the internet and there seems to be conflicting views on this. I believe the best answer might be to try it out and see what happens. I just started doing deadlifts recently so I'm not doing very heavy loads yet. I am thinking of doing deadlifts on saturdays and wednesdays.

    Saturday being my legs day and wednesday being my back day. Deadlifts work both legs and back so I figured by adding them to the routine, it might be beneficial.

    What do you guys say?

    Depends on the volume and weight you use.
    Last edited by Songsangnim; 06-16-2007 at 08:37 PM.

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    everyone has different bodies and i say try it and see how it works for you. if your seeing progress and no body injuries, your golden.

    i myself tried it but didnt like it. instead i did DE deadlift work on leg day and DE leg work on back day. when i squat heavy, i deadlift light. and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBomber View Post
    Yes, you'll know. Experiment and see how you react to things like this.

    Exactly. I have done periods of training where I deadlifted heavy two times per week with good results and also only pulling heavy once every 2 weeks. Try it and see how it goes.
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    I deadlifted twice a week every other week on my last routine.

    However, I was also just getting back into lifting and it was only one set of five.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Exactly. I have done periods of training where I deadlifted heavy two times per week with good results and also only pulling heavy once every 2 weeks. Try it and see how it goes.

    How long did you only deadlift once every two weeks?

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