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531 Without Deadlifts?


#1

Hi, I recently strained my hamstring. Would it be allright to run one cycle without deadlifts?
What about doing extra front squats on the deadlift day?


#2

It all depends on what you mean by “strained.” I have strained my hamstring and still been able to lift, maybe with less intensity or volume, and then I have strained it and barely been able to walk on that leg. More information may be needed for a better answer.


#3

I strained it 2 weeks ago and made it worse by training(deadlifting). Last week I couldn’t walk but now it’s alot better. Still going to rest one more week. I would think it’s a mild strain.


#4

I’d just do press and bench and put squat and DL on enough of a back burner to recover.