Does anyone here do deadlifts in a rep range to induce hypertrophy? I recently did the base meso for smolov with deficit deadlifts and ended up gaining 5 pounds. It seems my body responds better to higher rep ranges.
I ended up with a minor back injury though... I was thinking a good alternative to this would be to get a trap bar, and try to gain mass with it.
Has anyone here used deficit trap bar deads, used it in a higher rep range, and got decent results with it? The problem with squats and straight bar deads is that with higher reps, form breaks down and I hurt my back. With a trap bar, it's much easier to keep form.