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Old 01-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Deadlifts are a different story. Last year I dropped 80% work and focused only on 20 rep sumo sets for quite a long time. When I came back to conventionals I started to destroy PRs like crazy.
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That's interesting that such a low percentage pushed up your deads so much, but lower percentages did little for squats.

Maybe it's because deads start from, er, a dead stop. Overcoming the initial inertia is a major deal - you have to get the bar moving and moving fast. With elastic recoil, it's less of a factor in squats, perhaps?
Exactly what I was thinking. The deads require you to fire a lot of muscle all at once to get the lift started which is more closely related to doing a maximal effort in the other lifts.
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