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I've had my foot slide out from under me due to the floor being too dusty. I train in a garage, so that's always a concern. I've also had the hamstring pull due to factors other than what's immediately obvious. In your case, a good part of it was probably due to the foot slipping and suddenly loosing tightness on one side. Paul Carter has a great article ...


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You probably stretched your hamstring out of normal proportion because you locked your glutes too tight, would be the best answer.


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Long answer short: Always. Deadlifts are very hard on the body, not to mention exhausting. I'd say only to deadlift once or at most twice a week, with 1X5. The bright side of this is that you can usually deadlift a whole lot of weight, a person who never lifted might be able to even start with 135, which isn't exactly advanced but far beyond a true ...


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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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(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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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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