Poll: When do you do deadlifts?

Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.

Dead Lifts with back or legs?

  1. Registered User
    5111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Age
    39
    Posts
    141
    Answers
    0

    Dead Lifts with back or legs?


    Where do you put deadlifts in your workout?

  2. Gold Member
    spatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    879
    Answers
    0


    Back.

    A) because I find they work the back much better than legs and
    B) My spine wouldn't like doing squats/fs's and deads in the same workout
  3. Registered User
    RedwolfWV's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Age
    50
    Posts
    3,258
    Answers
    0


    With back usually, but if I miss it that day, I'll do them with legs.
    •   
       

  4. Snuggle Club™ mascot
    bpmartyr's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    41
    Posts
    4,448
    Answers
    0


    No DL's for me unfortunately due to lower back injury. That's probably why I always get the non-masculine side of the spoon position.
    Recent log:http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/213350-lean-efx-refined.html
  5. Gold Member
    wrkn4bigrmusles's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  206 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    35
    Posts
    708
    Answers
    0


    with legs

    but that was when my workouts revolved around powerlifting...
  6. Recovering AXoholic
    Board Sponsor
    thesinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    10,063
    Answers
    0


    how about both?

    I usually do conventional deadlifts or rack pulls on back days, and sometimes like to incorporate stiff-legged deadlifts on leg days.
  7. Registered User
    fil3113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14
    Answers
    0


    the thought of deadlifting and squatting in the same day is almost frightening to me... I don't think I could do it, at least not heavy
  8. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    rpen22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    3,702
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner
    how about both?

    I usually do conventional deadlifts or rack pulls on back days, and sometimes like to incorporate stiff-legged deadlifts on leg days.
    Same here.
  9. Sponsor
    Board Sponsor
    mmowry's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  260 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Age
    43
    Posts
    2,214
    Answers
    0


    If theres enough fuel in the tank after squats or deads to do the other then I wasnt serious about lifting that day!:dl:


    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths . Proverbs 3:5-6
  10. Recovering AXoholic
    Board Sponsor
    thesinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    10,063
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by mmowry
    If theres enough fuel in the tank after squats or deads to do the other then I wasnt serious about lifting that day!:dl:

    I wanted to give you points for that excellent quote, but I need to spread the love before I can give you any more.
  11. Board Sponsor
    Board Sponsor
    WhatsaRoid?'s Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    3,428
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner
    I wanted to give you points for that excellent quote, but I need to spread the love before I can give you any more.
    mmm give me some of that loven haha...i jus did deads and on back days.
    Applied Nutriceuticals Representative
    www.appliednutriceuticals.com

    FACEBOOK FAN PAGE:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Applie...ls/64122223218
  12. Registered User
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,791
    Answers
    0


    D/L on back day for me.
  13. Registered User
    Kristofer68SS's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,599
    Answers
    0


    what about starting strength?

    this program has squats every day(3 times a week) and deads with squats....

    But this is a program for lifters with 0-24 months experience.

    When i was on this program, my legs would die on the deads( I did squats first)...........

    Now i separate the two.

    My 2 cents.
  14. Registered User
    Ubiquitous's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  231 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Age
    36
    Posts
    3,462
    Answers
    0


    Deads/Rack Pulls on Back Day.

    RDL's/SLDL's on Leg day
  15. Registered User
    somewhatgifted's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    4,392
    Answers
    0


    Both.
  16. Registered User
    gymrat5713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    156
    Answers
    0


    I do stiff leg deadlifts on leg day and try to concentrate on just my hams. I just feel like I get a better leg workout overall w/ that exercise. But when I think about it, it does make more sense to do deadlifts on back day. It's just how I do though
  17. Gold Member
    Mach .78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,228
    Answers
    0


    SLDL on leg day. Rack pulls on back day. I just started doing rack pulls again the other day and I love them. Finish heavy with them. For those of you who do them, do you flex your back before you pull?
  18. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    DAdams91982's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    31
    Posts
    7,400
    Answers
    1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mach .78
    SLDL on leg day. Rack pulls on back day. I just started doing rack pulls again the other day and I love them. Finish heavy with them. For those of you who do them, do you flex your back before you pull?
    For me.. just before any lift... I thighten whatever it is I am utilizing.... If I flex just before.. it does wonders for keeping my form

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend
  19. Controlled Labs Board Rep
    Board Sponsor
    cervasa1977's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    248
    Answers
    0


    I always do deads with back truely one of not the best for back growth
  20. Registered User
    Kristofer68SS's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,599
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by cervasa1977
    I always do deads with back truely one of not the best for back growth

    no offense, i dont understand this statement.

    If you are saying deads are NOT good for back growth, IMO, you are sadly mistaken.

    I absolutely love deads. Done right, they work it all. Calves, hams, back, biceps, ad nausem.
  21. Gold Member
    Mach .78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,228
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by cervasa1977
    I always do deads with back truely one of not the best for back growth
    My interpretation: I always do deads with back, truely one of the best if not the best for back growth. How did I do?
  22. Registered User
    Kristofer68SS's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,599
    Answers
    0


    Excellent
  23. Banned
    meb019's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    28
    Answers
    0


    i deadlifted w legs for the longest time and realized two things: (1) squatting and leg pressing only exhausted my muscles to the max, so i wasnt achieving the ideal benefits of deadlifting for my lower back. (2) the added strain of another heavy compound exercise only taxed my legs and i never really experienced much growth size-wise.

    for a few weeks i tried supersetting heavy squats with heavy deadlifts. i would do something like, warm-up squat 135 then immediately deadlift 135...up to squatting 405 then deadlifting 315. it only made me nauseous and i didnt get as many reps as i had hoped to.

    then i made the decision to deadlift only on back days cause deadlifts primarily target your lower back and also incorporate upper back (my upper back is ALWAYS sore after a good deadlift routine). bearing this in mind, doing deadlifts on leg day then doing back on another day is just overtraining your upper back. needless to say, i can squat a lot more on leg days bc i have more energy and deadlift a helluva lot more on back days for the same reason.
  24. Registered User
    John Smeton's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Age
    33
    Posts
    10,017
    Answers
    0


    RDL on back day or sometimes alone if maxing out

    SLDL always on Leg or ham day..best hamstrign exercise ..if done right, butt sticking out
  25. Recovering AXoholic
    Board Sponsor
    thesinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    10,063
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    RDL on back day or sometimes alone if maxing out

    SLDL always on Leg or ham day..best hamstrign exercise ..if done right, butt sticking out
    I totally agree. Goodmornings are also a great one if you practice 'proper' form (sticking your ass out).
    Athletic Xtreme Rep
    Bob@athleticxtreme.com
    IFFI
    Ask me about the Athletic Xtreme Product Line
  26. Registered User
    CRUNCH's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  252 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,168
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous View Post
    Deads/Rack Pulls on Back Day.

    RDL's/SLDL's on Leg day
    That's me.
  27. Registered User
    lilman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    76
    Answers
    0


    i always do legs and lower back together.. so

    on my power week i do
    deads, then squats

    rep range week
    1/2 rep deads and squats.

    for some odd reason it works best for me this way and i still put up good numbers. everyone has there own way.
  28. Registered User
    Corey165's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    72
    Answers
    0


    sumo deadlifts with legs
    conventional with back


    you bodybuilders should really start doing sumo deadlifts, they will put tons of size on ur glutes and hams, and bring up ur squat
  29. Registered User
    John Smeton's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Age
    33
    Posts
    10,017
    Answers
    0


    Right now Im my Next Eight week routine My goal is to get a 405 Dead. Then Maybe next routine Might try the Sumo Dead. Anything to bring my squat up. Ive tryed this before and use a lot less weight than the RDL. and yeah it is felt in the hip area, it stretches it, makes it sore.
  30. Registered User
    moflika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    78
    Answers
    0


    I used to do them right after squats, but now that I have them on their own day (on a ab/cardio day...so much for the rest day :/ ) I can push it much harder. Before my legs would always shake like mad.
  31. Registered User
    mss07's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  196 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Age
    29
    Posts
    149
    Answers
    0


    there is no way i can mustard up the strength to do them on leg day
  32. Registered User
    AM07's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,155
    Answers
    0


    What is the difference between a rack pull and conventional deadlift? It seems like the conventional deadlift is better because you're also using legs, where as with the rack pull, you're only completing 1/2 the ROM as a conventional deadlift because you're only using the back.
  33. Registered User
    John Smeton's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Age
    33
    Posts
    10,017
    Answers
    0


    you answered your own question.

    I did Deads today along with Calves. was going to do them with shoulders but used caution.
    Follow me on facebook, twitter and youtube, where I share information and videos to help you achieve your physique goals, John Smeton Ftness
  34. Gold Member
    Mach .78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,228
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by mss07 View Post
    there is no way i can mustard up the strength to do them on leg day
    Yes you can. See your signature.
  35. Registered User
    smokey the bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    296
    Answers
    0


    Straight leg deads lifts on leg day.... Rack pulls on back day...
  36. Registered User
    GI2EG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    88
    Answers
    0


    I do them on "lift heavy stuff day". I will usually not deadlift and squat in the same workout, however.

    I also think its kind've strange that more than a couple people feel them most in their lower back. Glutes/hams can move a lot more weight, with proper form.
  37. Ron Paul... phuck yeah!
    riskarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    613
    Answers
    0


    Moved from back to leg day. Supersets of ATG squats and rack pulls. Back improving dramatically.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Back or legs?
    By amcartxs in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 11:23 AM
  2. Do you work Traps with Back or Shoulders?
    By handzilla in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 02-11-2009, 11:10 AM
  3. Dead lifting - reverse grip (single or double) question
    By soseg in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-02-2008, 10:48 AM
  4. Shrugs with Back or Shoulders?
    By hman85 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 05-24-2007, 02:57 PM
  5. heavy straight leg dead lifts?
    By o-dub in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-02-2006, 01:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in