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Currently I can dead lift 325 5x5 and still put in the work on the other parts of my weekly routine. Great. No problem there. When I add weight however I end up dropping down to 5x3 with my last working dead lift set reaching 355 lbs x2. That indicates a problem. I am curious if it would help me with my strength goals to switch to singles or ...


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The greater the weight, the greater the gains to strength and power. Alwyn Cosgrove in 'The New Rules of Lifting' recommends switching between strength and hypertrophy programs every 8-16 weeks. E.g. Strength program with a 3x5 program for 12 weeks Take a week off Hypertrophy program 4x8 for another 8 weeks Another week off Repeat Many trainers find ...


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There's a few things to consider. First is where you are on the strength spectrum. A novice doing "5x5", while probably not the smartest idea in the world, isn't nearly as damaging as an advanced athlete doing "5x5". The stronger you get the more damage you can do to yourself and, as a result, the longer it takes to heal. But even in the popular StrongLifts ...


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Ideally, on all of your lighter sets, you'd be using a double-overhand grip (both palms facing you) to actually work your grip as well as the rest of the posterior chain. If you keep your mixed grip work to just the heaviest sets, it doesn't matter as much if you switch them. Yes, the muscles of the forearm and shoulder end up getting loaded differently, so ...


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(Possible) Reasons Why You Squat More Than Deadlift Your form is bad in both exercises. Without a video or someone checking your form, this can't be (dis)proven. You don't like deadlifting; as a result, you (probably) apply minimal efforts to it. If you want to be good at deadlifting, you've got to perform it more often, enjoy it (or at least pretend), ...


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To some extend, the length of your legs and arms in relation to your overall length will affect easy you add weight in different lifts, but since there's such a big difference, in the "wrong" direction, I don't think that's the underlying issue here. I would start out by making sure my technique is good. Either find someone who knows what they are doing and ...


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Your hamstrings should ache a little bit, but I would say your lower back should probably ache more. Also, deadlifts are a very dangerous exercise if not performed properly so I would highly suggest checking your form to prevent serious injury; sometimes aching can be normal but other times it may be a sign you're doing something wrong.


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A 1200 pound deadlift would be a world record in any category (raw/equipped etc), so yeah he's lying. There doesn't seem to be a world record in standing military press, but the highest numbers I'm finding is around 500 pounds.


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Deadlift 101 is probably one of the better deadlift guides. The answers to your questions are "yes, there's probably something wrong with your deadlift" and "the weakest muscles will ache the most". The biggest issues from what I'm reading in your question and what I imagine you are doing is that: You're hip hinge technique needs help There's a good ...



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