What's the best body part to incorporate deadlifts with? I'd imagine back day but since it's a full body workout, seems like almost any day would work. I think since squats are done on leg day, that may be a lot for a leg workout.
I've always had to work around a back injury so I've avoided deadlifts for a long time. I'm going to try light weight deads and see how my back feels. But I think to step up my game and to take my training to the next level, I need some deads, even at light weight, in my workouts. Thx!
well... if your bodybuilding which is probably the case.... i would do it on back day... do a whole back work out... pull downs row ... etc.... and same deads for last.. this way you muscles are pre exhausted and you wont be able to lift as much but..... the excersie will still be very beneficial...pulling the lats down and strengthening the lower back... and bro.. some time your back might not be injured .. you might just be soft... ive been there u gotta go threw some growing pain with deads .... and if it continues to be a problem try message therapy ... it worked wonders for myself.. oh and stretch alot...
good lifting...GET BIG!!!
After DLs, which is my first exercise, I go into weighed machine crunches at the max weight I can get for 5 sets of 10 reps. I then alternate weeks of GMs when I'm not maxing and front squats when I am maxing; again 5 sets of 10 reps at max weight to reach 10 reps.
offseason i do deads/rack deads on back/traps day (m/w/f split).....precontest i do them on hams/back day (m/t/th/f split)
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I didnt mean to be oiffenseive or nothing bro .. .just ive meet a a few people that have complained about pain and it was nothing more than growing pains... good luck bro and shit your pretty gangster if anything i dont even know if id be dead lifting with injury s like that...good luck in whatever you do
I don't agree with doing leg press instead of dead lifts. I do not think anyone with a back injury should ever do leg press with any decent amount of weight (I would argue they shouldn't be doing it period). Doing one leg will place an imbalanced force (To one side or the other) on your back and can increase the likelihood of an injury. And lets face it, the movement isn't natural in the first place.
You shouldn't be lifting with your back anyway, dead lift should be a hamstring/hip movement, the back/abs should be there for support. I think you can still get by doing light dead lifts and going through the movement very slowly. If normal dead lift position hurts your back, try a sumo dead, those are easier on mine and use more of my abs.
I would do deads on a back day. Pullups, single arm rows, pulldowns and machine rows shouldn't be that hard on your back. Just go slow and easy.
I just got into deadlifts back when I started my cycle 7 weeks ago. I do:
1. Deadlifts Superset with Push Press x 4-5 sets
2. Lat pulldowns superset with cable rows 4-5 sets
Im well spent after that and sweating my ass off and just finish with 1 - 2 long sets of shrugs and 1-2 long sets of bicep curls
Work deads in on back (pull) day.
Do them last and light.
Try to lift in front of a mirror or have a partner watch your form.
Try using a trap bar, it may help.
To be honest, with your injuries I don't know if you should be incorporating deads... you might want to talk to a sports doc before you get rolling.
That's pretty much exactly it, but I think Dave Tate said it best; most injuries come from lighter weights because you're not treating them like they're high weight... I think that's been true for me from every single injury. I pulled my hamstring when warming up on deads2 months ago while at 475 (going for 600x3 that night), I've slipped disks in my back from DLing at 405 and 365, I've torn a rotator cuff while benching with 85lb DBs; all of those injuries were likely form-related at low weight and I know the rotator cuff was definitely form-related. The elbow of course isn't form-related unless the person(s) had an awkward hitch in their BP and caused their elbows to flare out or something, torquing the joint.
Either way, if you know your chiro on a personal level and he knows his shit, that's obviously better than a random chiro in my opinion. But I agree with your chiro about LPs; I don't like to go over 16 total plates and doing them as a main exercise isn't ideal whatsoever.
Deads= Back day.
But you already knew this.
There is a bunch of good info in here.
This has what I have been trying to figure out, what day I should be doing deadlifts and how many days per week I should be doing it. It takes me about 20-30 minutes to deadlift after my warm up and if I want my session under an hour, I have to cut out some exercises because of it. I dont know why it takes so long. I am thinking maybe on deadlift days to do core work after and then do the other body movements on other days.
also - how many days per week does everyone recommend deadlifting?
I'm the same way deads usually take up more than half my workout, then I finish up with whatever else I have to do very quickly.
I can really only deadlift once a week since I'm not a light lifter.... The problem is I already max EOW so moving my workouts to EOW might be more feasible but I'm not too sure how to procede either maxing everytime I DL or maxing once a month then.... FWIW, Matt Kroc only DLs EOW but he pulls low 8's for max.
I think once a week is sufficient. I devote my entire Sat workout to deadlifts in multiple varieties. I squat on Tuesdays, again with multiple varieties of the lift. I should note my focus is powerlifting, not bodybuilding right now. If you do more than once a week, a light day is advisable.