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Old 06-18-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on deadlift twice a week?

I know this goes against a lot of conventional thinking, but I handle the deadlift very well and have been thinking about trying a more Hepburn style approach as an experiment.

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Monday - Deadlift 6x3 @ 75% (ish)
Wednesday - Squats
Friday - Deadlift 5-8 singles @ 85% (ish)
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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damn man i was just thinking this same thing. i wonder how it would pan out. i seem to recover very well from the deads. probably better than any other lifts. i think i would shoot more for 65% and 85% though. and i don't think i'm gonna continue on the path of shooting for max effort for at least another 4 weeks or so. i'm gettin some elbow tendinitus from all the heavy bangin i've been doin.
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I deadlift close to twice a week. I say go for it!
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I dont see why you couldnt do that... from a strength training standpoint that is.
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damn man i was just thinking this same thing. i wonder how it would pan out. i seem to recover very well from the deads. probably better than any other lifts. i think i would shoot more for 65% and 85% though. and i don't think i'm gonna continue on the path of shooting for max effort for at least another 4 weeks or so. i'm gettin some elbow tendinitus from all the heavy bangin i've been doin.
I handle deadlifts MUCH better then squats. Heck, I think I handle deadlifts better then front squats.

Are you getting elbow tendinitis?

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I deadlift close to twice a week. I say go for it!
Around what percentage are you lifting. You train to max at least once a week, correct?

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I dont see why you couldnt do that... from a strength training standpoint that is.
I think as long as my squat day isn't overblown my body would handle it well.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:53 AM   #6
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I think that's a solid plan...although maybe move Fridays DLs to Thurday? Just thinking that after 85% singles on Friday, 2 days later and you'd be pumping out multiple sets at 75%, not too much lighter..
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I deadlifted twice a week for years with good results. I'd do a heavy session and a light session 3 days later. But after I got up into heavier weights twice a week began to be too much for me, so I started deadlifting once a week, and now I've been deadlifting 2 weeks on and 1 week off doing heavy Good Mornings(or sometime Speed Pulls) on the 3rd week and I seem to like it alot
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I deadlift twice a week with great results, sometimes even three times a week. I think it would work well for you.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. The more I lift, the more I realize that bench and deadlift are my butter lifts. I think I have much room to improve on these lifts.

Squats...that's another thread. I rocketed to 500 and stalled this year.
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yes but i think mine is worse after bench day. and i don't get it bad after deads anymore since i quit using straps.
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