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Deadlift Program?


#1

I've previously posted regarding my deadlift being relatively weak compared to my squat but now it seems that I'm squatting more than my deadlift by 2.5kgs. Can anyone give me a 8-12 week deadlift specific program so I can get my deadlift up? I would say I'm a beginner-intermediate lifter, deadlifting 140kgs and squatting 142.5kgs at 72kgs.

I've been looking at the Coan/Phillipi 10 week Deadlift Routine but I was wondering if any of y'all have similar experiences and can provide me with valuable advice and guidance. I've previously uploaded videos of my deadlift for form assessment and most people say its alright. I'll upload a video of my deadlift as soon as I can.


#2

Ed Coan Routine,never had less than 25 pounds of deadlift gains on that program, I’ve ran it three times with two 40’s and one 25 pound gain


#3

How much has your total and each individual lift increased in the past cycle? And how long was the cycle? If your total is still going up at a fast rate then it might be worthwhile to stick to your current program before switching.


#4

My deadlift has essentially stayed the same for the past 3-4 months. No new 1rm/rep PRs. As for my other lifts, they’re progressing but I seem to be starting to stall on them too.


#5

What were you doing over the past 3-4 months? I remember you doing 5/3/1 but I don’t remember if you did the BBB Challenge. Once your current progress stops completely it would be worth it to do something different.


#6

I’ve been doing 5/3/1 with some added assistance work. My deadlift has effectively stalled for the past 3 months. I was thinking of replacing the deadlift aspect of 5/3/1 with the Ed Coan Routine, would that be advisable?


#7

[quote]Benanything wrote:
I’ve been doing 5/3/1 with some added assistance work. My deadlift has effectively stalled for the past 3 months. I was thinking of replacing the deadlift aspect of 5/3/1 with the Ed Coan Routine, would that be advisable?[/quote]

The squat and deadlift volume/intensity progression looks similar in the Ed Coan program to develop fatigue at the same rate for both lower body lifts. I only see some difficulty arising near the end of the deadlift peaking phase when you’re maintaining high intensity and not getting a true deload in that period for your 5/3/1 squat programming. That doesn’t mean using different methods at the same time for each lift is ineffective though because you can auto-regulate with 5/3/1. I’m slightly in favor of the complete Ed Coan routine.