Should I Go Heavy On Deadlifts?

Should I Go Heavy On Deadlifts?


Hey man, how did you get that powerful looking
physique? Just doing simple compound exercises. Like what? Heavy deadlifts, squats, and bench press–
with some accessory stuff thrown in there like dips, pull-ups, and Romanian deadlifts. So you do the deadlifts heavy or light? Absolutely. Deadlifts are prime in the 6 or
less rep range with a heavy load. I’m not sure I can lift very heavy, I feel
like my knees and back cannot take it. That is a common concern by novice lifters.
What you need to do is learn proper form and technique, because when you near your maximum,
your weak links will break down quickly causing you to injure yourself. Okay. You have to train your body to do the movement
and then train to lift heavy. People generally just want to hop in there and start lifting
heavy stuff without understanding what they are doing. So what should I shoot for? It is not uncommon for guys to be deadlifting
over four hundred pounds for at least one rep. A simple 5×5 approach would probably
be best for you for awhile. Just start with the bar and add five pounds every week. How long should I do it? Do it as long as you can, until you just cannot
seem to make any progress. Eventually you can get away with deadlifting less and less
because the loads will be so high your body won’t need the frequency as much. I hear horror stories about deadlifting heavy,
should I fear anything? As long as you lift with good technique and
learn the lift correctly, not really. If you stay in it long enough, eventually something
will happen… but lets face it, cross a street enough you’ll eventually get hit by a car. I see… Just start off slow and stay in control of
what you are doing. The body is highly adaptable. There is nothing abnormal or dangerous about
picking something off the ground and putting it back down… and that is exactly what the
deadlift is.

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