I started working out 2 months ago, with a full-body routine focusing on 6 compounds lifts: Squat, Bench press, Rowing Yates, Overhead press, Straight leg Deadlift & Pull-ups. My workout is 3 sets of 5 to 8 reps of each of this lifts, 3 times a week.
Everything is fine and I’m makking progress, but whith all the readings on T-nation I’m tending to think that I should replace Row. Yates + Straight leg Deadlift by a pure & complete Deadlift. Reasons are:
- Dealift seems to involve the same muscle, and more, than RY+SLD (except maybe for the arms)
- Deadlift is used in many programs unlike RY+SKD and it might be for a good reason
- More personal (but probably important too), lot of people are telling that Deadlift are a hell of an exercise and I want to try it because of that
So my question is: should I replace Row. Yates + Straight leg Deadlift by true Deadlifts ?