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Old 04-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by sneezingstardust View Post
I could start a novel with these


So, when you guys are building up strength for deadlifts...do you think it's more beneficial to deadlift every week, or to alternate deadlifts with rack pulls?
Some find rack pulls to be limited in their carry over for deads. And for some, deadlifting every week might not be the best way to go. I have a buddy that uses Westside and he rarely deadlifts...he trains good mornings and box squats primarily for his deadlift.

I think you can go either way depending on your body, but if you can get away with deadlifting less, then I would do it. I don't want this to sound like an anti-deadlift post. It's just that some people don't handle frequent heavy deadlifting as well as others.

Maybe you could try deadlifts one week, and wide stance good mornings, front squats and zerchers the next...or something like this. You could also add in speed work on "off" weeks where you aren't lifting heavy.

I've actually been thinking about deadlifting less myself, and having a day where I do:

Good Mornings
Speed Deadlifts
Front Squats
RDLs
Heavy abs

Anyway. I'm sure there are many other creative ways to crack this egg, so to speak.
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