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Old 01-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
Btb your strength in the Squat and Deadlift are pretty balanced right? 575ish in the Squat, 675ish in the Deadlift. For a heavier guy I'd say that's about right.

If so some specialisation on one lift might not be a bad idea.

While I think your current routine will keep your breaking PRs, there's no harm in looking at alternatives. What tweaks were you considering?
Fairly balanced. I would say they are right about where they should be.

Only real tweaks I was considering were squatting heavy once a week, adding wide stance good mornings on the second day, and wide stance squats on third squat day. Also was thinking of dropping to 2 bench sessions per week and one OHP.

For morning workouts adding 10 x 1 heavy DB rows twice a week the morning after heavy deads, heavy abs 3x a week, calves 2x a week, and speed work - moderate cleans and high pulls a couple times per week. Maybe some power shrugs, not sure where.

Key word considering...

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Originally Posted by Lerho View Post
I would concentrate on speed work in deadlifting and improving weak areas. What is your weak point in deadlift? If you really want to improve deadlift, dump or at least limit your bench press training. As for squat, its important for deadlift, BUT once again, what squat to do depends on your deadlift weak point.
Lockout right now. My lockout was strongest but I haven't been doing any high rack pulls lately and my pulling strength from above knees seems to be lagging. I probably need to move one of my deadlift sessions to high rack pulls.

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Originally Posted by LtL View Post
What about working squat variations to help the deadlift? Thinking about front squats, high bar narrow stance squats to a low box, maybe investing in a giant cambered bar or safety squat bar. Or lots of GM variations as well.

LtL
This is one of the options I was considering. Wide stance box squats really hit my glutes and I think they could be beneficial as a staple. I tried them last week and it went well. I was also considering swapping a heavy good morning session in for the middle squat day.
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