Should I do less reps for deadlifting?

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    Should I do less reps for deadlifting?


    I usually do 4*8 for all my excersises, but I noticed for deadlifts I usually get tired alot faster and Cant usually finish. My deadlift is still my highest lift but I just get tired way quicker and can't do as many reps with my work weight. Is this normal? Should I use a lower rep range for this excersise?

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    I never go above sets of 5 on deads. The stabilizers fatigue faster than the primary movers and increases chances of injury.
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    Can you still build mass with a low amount of reps like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeboyz View Post
    Can you still build mass with a low amount of reps like that?
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    I do 2 sets of deadlifts 4-6 reps and this is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Anything higher than 2 sets of 6 give me very bad headaches despite trying different breathing techniques.
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    Sets of 3-5 is where it's at. Personally I've been running into trouble with my grip lately
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    Lol , the day I switched from sets of 5+ on deadlifts , to keeping it under 5 reps, and specially sets of 2-3 reps...My deadlift started going up and it started being a faster motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza View Post
    Lol , the day I switched from sets of 5+ on deadlifts , to keeping it under 5 reps, and specially sets of 2-3 reps...My deadlift started going up and it started being a faster motion.
    Imagine tryign to do 3 sets of 12...yeah thats why I do low reps with deads now. Plenty of nights I felt like passing out.
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    Doing sets of 12 on the deadlift makes zero sense. I can get behind doing one all-out set of 12, but not multiple sets.

    I have always kept my deadlifts to sets of 4 or less. On DC I would do a set of 3-6 followed by an all out set aiming for 10, but I would only do those 2 sets, and most of my warmups after 405 would be with singles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Doing sets of 12 on the deadlift makes zero sense. I can get behind doing one all-out set of 12, but not multiple sets.

    I have always kept my deadlifts to sets of 4 or less. On DC I would do a set of 3-6 followed by an all out set aiming for 10, but I would only do those 2 sets, and most of my warmups after 405 would be with singles.
    Hey take it easy on me, I'm still learning lol. I had to learn things the hard way sometimes.
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    Agree with rep range of 3-5 go heavy it'll Deff be worth it..too much chance Of injury with the higher reps
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    I never go above 5 either. For that matter, I usually keep it to 5 reps or less for the majority of heavy compound movements, and do 8-12 for most isolation or accessory stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman
    I never go above 5 either. For that matter, I usually keep it to 5 reps or less for the majority of heavy compound movements, and do 8-12 for most isolation or accessory stuff.
    Same here. Best of both worlds IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post
    I never go above 5 either. For that matter, I usually keep it to 5 reps or less for the majority of heavy compound movements, and do 8-12 for most isolation or accessory stuff.
    That's like my workouts. Works well for me.
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    I do

    10 (basically just warm up, form check), 5, 5, 3, 2

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    10, 5, 2, 2, 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeboyz
    Can you still build mass with a low amount of reps like that?
    Look at the size of elite power lifters.
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