Coming back from a car crash injury, was going to the gym a lot but had dropped deadlifts, recently re added to routine on light weights just as I know they are essential.

The injury was me shattering my kneecap, been advised to do leg extensions and things to strengthen my leg, however my gym does not have the leg machine. Find squats easy currently

Two questions for you all:

1: I did a light set two days ago (3x5 @70kg) on my upper day, Today I am doing lower, with squats, Should I do another light set of deads today on lower?

2: I did them the other day, and since them my metabolism seems to have gone through the roof, after one set is this correct? I usually drink 3 x 2L bottles of water over the space of work and the day, I find that my body feels always thirsty and that I want to consume them a lot quicker. (Not diabetic, blood sugar of 3.1)


Do you have any more details? i.e. what was injured/what rehab have you done/have you had medical advice on the safety of beginning deadlifting again etc.

  1. In answer to point one, do you feel like you could squat? And is it in contravention to any of the above points.

  2. Drink as much as you feel necessary to stay hydrated, and make sure you're getting the calories in to recover sufficiently.

  • Sorry will update the answer now, basically I shattered my kneecap in the car crash. Wound up eating a egg sandwich from the food van in work in the end. I think I could squat, never had many problems with them, just wondering if DL twice in a week is a bad idea – Marriott81 Feb 27 '14 at 11:16
  • p.s. my mistake, was ment to say a light set of deads – Marriott81 Feb 27 '14 at 11:19
  • Asking for details is better done in comments to the question. Additionaly, this answer doesn't really answer the question. – user8119 Mar 28 '14 at 11:36

If you feel you could squat then I see no issues. Obviously best to be careful with your knee.

No problem deadlifting twice a week either as far as I'm concerned, it all boils down to your recovery capacity (nutrition and recovery).

  • Maybe you should join your answers, so it's more 'in one place'. Also your answer is lacking sources and/or strong arguments. As it stands, it's only your opinion ('I see no issues' etc.). – user8119 Mar 28 '14 at 11:39

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