Since it looks like the LiveSpill closed, I wanted to continue the discussion on This very interesting article. There are loads of things we can, and hopefully will, get into on this. First of all, Kudos to the author. The guy presented some really great information and many discussion points. It seems as though the point that pushed most people’s button was his comment about the deadlift.
Like most of us, I have been a pretty big fan of the exercise. This article is making me give it some more thought. Yes, I have had some success with it, but should I be looking for better alternatives? (This is self reflection, btw, not really looking for an answer on that.) I was thinking about guys like Diesel Weasel though. For those of you who have been around, remember that guy?
He could pick up a ton for his size (albeit with various levels of correct form.) However, he never really got any bigger! I think he was doing about 5 plates or close to it, and still only weighed about a buck fifty! Talk about some anecdotal evidence! Obviously deadlifting was not putting slabs of muscle on him, but he seemed to do it religiously with ever increasing poundage. I’d be interested in what the rest of you think about this. I mean, I can’t think of any guys that size putting up big squat numbers.