Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I am not a fan of over 90% work on deadlifts. Too much risk, little reward.
This. I can train with 90%+ on both bench and squat on a regular basis (usually once a week), but pulling percentages like that tears me up. My deadlift has progressed with a focus on 70-80% and sticking almost exclusively to regular pulls from the floor.
But I'm going to start messing with variations. I've never trained deficit deads, and I think I could really benefit from them, so they'll become a regular part of my training soon. Anything I can do to get stronger with less strain on my back is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
Current PRs at 242, raw w/ wraps- 525, 355, 605, 1485
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