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Deadlift Cycle


#1

@CT I have been doing a lot of the squatting cycles but I really miss the leg size sumo deadlifts always provided me. I was wondering if I could swap any high pull day with the sumo deadlift? I really enjoy squatting too so I don't want to get rid of them. Any advice on how to switch a 10 day cycle towards deadlifting is appreciated. Thank you for your time.


#2

[quote]nickj_777 wrote:
@CT I have been doing a lot of the squatting cycles but I really miss the leg size sumo deadlifts always provided me. I was wondering if I could swap any high pull day with the sumo deadlift? I really enjoy squatting too so I don’t want to get rid of them. Any advice on how to switch a 10 day cycle towards deadlifting is appreciated. Thank you for your time.[/quote]

Make the high pull days as follow:

  1. High pulls ramp to (1,3 or 6) RM
  2. Sumo deadlift ramp to (1,3 or 6RM)
  3. Sumo deadift density work (see below)

DENSITY WORK
Workout 1: 90%, complete 10 reps in as little time as possible
Workout 2: 80% complete 20 reps in as little time as possible
Workout 3: 70% complete 30 reps…

*Use the result of your 1RM for the percentages… not the RM of that day… for eexample workout 1 is ramp to a 1RM, workout 2 ramp to a 3 RM, workout 3 ramps to a 6RM… use the 1RM to calculate all density sections


#3

Is that also how you’d recommend incorporating standard deadlifts? I’ve never done particularly high volume in my deadlift training.


#4

Thank you so much :slight_smile: