I have removed dead lifts ( a staple lift for the past 4-5 years) bc of bad knees/a rotated pelvis. Also bc they thicken the waist too much. My abs got too big during the winter and spring, I developed a barrel belly.. Hard and round, strong as hell but aesthetically not what I wanted. I am in no way claiming or trying to be a power or strength lifter and you will tell from my workouts that this is the case. I have also dramatically reduced my frequency and intensity of ab workouts in attempt to shrink and flatten my stomach and waist to create a solid v taper appearance (big back small waist). For this reason, I do not squat anymore either. I played football thru HS and college and it took a lot of work to fit my huge ass and legs Into 30-32 inch waist pants lol. I finally can, and I'm gonna keep it that way. I still kill legs... Just no BB squats! I miss deads, but the results are clear.. Reduced Ab work and reduced hip dominant movements r helping shrink the waist. I keep telling myself it is just temporary. Hopefully when I reintroduce them, I won't go Ab crazy and build a barrel again. Or maybe once I'm a cop ill stop caring about beach muscles
Now that that's settled, we'll begin.