ITT: we discuss all things deadlifts.
Do you guys think deadlifts alone are enough for leg development? It seems that whenever people talk about proper leg development that tends to be exaggerated quads and underdeveloped calves, glutes and hamstrings, from too many squats. Would it be a terribly bad idea to construct a strength program focused mainly on deadlifts with infrequent squats occasionally throw in?
You'll build leg mass doing deadlifts. But your quads are going to lag behind a bit. If you don't like doing back squats, front squats are a great alternative as they don't require you to use as much weight and this you can get away with doing them and deadlifting on the same day much easier with less CNS fatigue.
Just did my first deadlift today what does /fit/ think?
Pic related. It's from the gym I work at
Not bad for a first time deadlift. Why are you leaving the bar after doing one rep though? You don't need to do that.
Get flat shoes (or wear none) and drop the bar down properly. At this weight you aren't going to break anything but soon you need to make sure the bar is going down (and up too) in a straight line over mid foot.
Also next time take a video from a better angle.
>>taking 30+ seconds rest between reps
>In one study, athletes lifted a weight more times in 3 sets after resting 3 minutes compared to when they rested only 1 minute (Kraemer, 1997). Another study showed a 7% increase in squat strength after 5 weeks of training with 3 minute rest periods.
The group that rested for 30 seconds only improved their squat by 2% (Robinson et al, 1995). Two more studies that examined very short rest periods (30 to 40 seconds) found they caused nowhere near the strength gains from longer rest periods (Kraemer et al, 1987; Kraemer, 1997).
you get stronger in the same amount of workouts if you rest properly
no less than 3 minutes, no more than 5
My legs are pretty solid and I don't squat. Just deadlift heavy with a bit of quad assistance work for my deads. Deads are always going to hit your posterior chain harder than squats, so just add in a bit of quad work and it's no biggie
ok listen to what >>35715571 said also don't shrug your shoulders at the top. Make sure your lats are engaged i.e. tuck your shoulder blades into your back pockets BEFORE you lift the weight. Don't think about pulling them back or shrugging, just pull them down.
>squats gtive you exaggerated quads
Where in sweet fuck are you pulling this information from? Squats, epecially low bar, stress your musculature almost identically to deadlift. Sounds like you're just a faggot trying to justify a dislike a squatting, pussy.
Don't breathe out at the top of the lift, hold it until you lower it and breathe at the bottom. I also can't tell 100% because of the angle but make sure your scapula is directly over the bar because it looks like it's coming around your knees a little.
Solid form though, nice work.
QTDDTOT isn't giving me anything, so here goes.
Is it possible that wrong stance/form on the squat or deadlift can cause shin splints?
Twice over the last two weeks I got them seemingly out-of-nowhere, while I did a heavy SS workout the day before.
I think deadlifts plus front squats is a god-tier combo
hit 355lb for 7 last night without a belt, feels good brahs
>start doing DL
>think nothing of it
>fast forward few months
>start doing squats again
>no soreness, weights seems easy to lift
>tfw I've been doing a modified squat the entire time instead of DL
> Do you guys think deadlifts alone are enough for leg development?
Conventional is not alone for leg development, as it is more of a hip hinge and doesn't involve quads over a fuller ROM.
With the right proportions and an especially deep setup, you might be able to make that claim of a sumo deadlift.
> It seems that whenever people talk about proper leg development that tends to be exaggerated quads and underdeveloped calves, glutes and hamstrings, from too many squats.
Then don't do Platz squats. Biomechanically, from the perspective of your *legs*, what is the difference between a Zercher squat and a Coan-style semi-sumo deadlift?
I really can't comprehend deadlifts. My back always rounds no matter what setup I try. I've already seen every relevant how to video and none seem to help.
Will I be missing out in the longe term if I pull sumo?
tuck your dick between your legs.
also OP - I deadlift for 1rm every week without fail, and squat very infrequently. My quads are embarassing but hammys are dank.
mix up heavy deads with front squats, one legged leg press, leg extensions and you are set.
I've been benching, curling and pressing for a few month, seeing good stegnth gains. Shaping up nicely but naturally a skinny cunt.
First time deadlifting 3 days ago. I went light as fuck, 60kg 3 sets of 6. All of my doms are inner thighs...
Does this mean my form was bad? Is it natural? Or weak inner thighs or some shit?
The problem isn't your height, try squatting lower, moving your butt further back, and keeping your chest high. Either that or post a video, so we can help you. Nothing wrong with sumo though.
It may a little bit of an exaggeration but improving your squat is a great way to improve the diddy.
I went from 4 to 5 plate quicker than I did from 3 to 4 by squatting more and deadlifting less
Literally the only thing I've ever done for leg development is conventional deadlifts.
My legs are the strongest most built thing on my body by a fair margin. I'd say they're quite a bit bigger than average Joe's. Probably not as big as if I could squat but still pretty good development. My hams/glutes are admittedly quite a bit larger than my quads.
I dunno. The only thing I do for calves are sprints so probably not.
Bigger numbers, mostly. There's two main things that tend to determine whether you're stronger sumo or conventional:
Comparative limb and torso lengths (simplified: Long limbs = good conventional, long torso = good sumo. long arms/short everything else: do whatever the fuck you want, you're ed fucking coan).
Hip construction (ie how wide you can you go before bone starts getting jammed against something its not supposed to get jammed against).
Women are much more likely to have both in their favour.
It might be the cause or a related problem, i suspect bad ankle dorsi flexion and not the stance per se
Omarisuf has a yt vid about increasing ankle mobility
Keep in mind that this COULD be the cause, not IS
I have short arms, so when I reach the top of the deadlift, the bar is at the same level as my dick. This leads to me smashing the fuck out of my junk and it hurts too bad to lock out properly. Wat do