Hey all. After a few sessions with some pretty strong dudes it turns out my deadlift technique is solid. However my upper back is a weak link and my hams and glutes don't activate fully.
Essentially the problems are:
A) It's all in my mind. Instead of lifting the damn bar I THINK too much about the right technique and the right muscles to activate and what is wrong bla bla bla. Overthinking everything.
B) Every time I deadlift my back is always thrown into over extension because that's how I learned to deadlift. So now if ever my low back goes out of extension it FEELS like it's rounding even though it's not. I legit feel like quazimodo and yet everyone says my back is straight. Huh.
Ok, anyway, I have to throw some weight off the bar and do a lot of deadlifts to relearn how to deadlift now with proper back/posterior activation.
The question: What is an excellent way to throw volume onto a deadlift? I feel like 5x5 won't be enough. GVT? Ladder? Anyone have any experience with using heavy volume with deadlifts that worked for them? I guess I'm looking for a concrete template.