Haha well I shouldn't say my grip because that really isn't the issue. The bars are so cheap they roll without chalk. The past has proven I have a mean grip.Originally Posted by threeFs
My grip feels good no matter what weight, my issue is keeping my ass down at higher weights. I PR'd today with a 450lb pull.
My squats on the other hand....I don't wanna talk about it
If your squat goes up... alakazam... so does your deadlift. I've had some of my best overall gains doing a heavy set for 3 or 5 everyother week while squatting twice a week heavy. Why kill yourself doing both the same day when all you really need is one?
I am also not from the Vince Anello school that you can raise the dead without deads.
As far as killing myself, I notice being able to do it, (both) brings up my capacity and adaptation for lots of heavy work in one session, which has helped me too I believe.
My low back seems fine at 50+ years old and yes I have had my twinges, but some of them came from squatting not pulling.
Even if some of that work along with squats is speed work and or some accommodating and or less ROM rack pulls, I see it helping me pulling every week.
I also think the general consensus behind some of the deadlift every other week, (maybe some of the WSB stuff) is from more the apparent beating the CNS takes, from regular heavy pulling. But I am from the school, (and you have to see some of DH's vids) that the CNS can be trained to adapt, just like a lot of other body systems and parts.
As you stated earlier, whatever works for you.
Lastly, I love it so much, that I would rather DL than pick up lotto winnings, but I am a bit skewed, I will admit ;-)
Both are extremely important. Infact, they're both the top most essential exercises for overall muscle growth.
If you're asking which one we like better, I'll say deadlifts. I just love the grip strength, calluses it puts on my hands and extreme strength it puts in your forearms and lower back.
Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS
Current lifts: Squat: 545 | Deadlift: 600 | Bench: 425 | P. Clean: 325 | Press: 285
Figured I'd ask this question here rather than start another thread so here it goes;
My thighs are still a little bit sore from Saturday morning's squat workout. I'd like to stay on schedule and deadlift today but wasn't sure if its a wise move. I feel good but have read conflicting articles about DOMS and its effect on training. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.