Thanks for the replies guys, there's alot of love for the deadlift on this forum.
have been doing hyperextensions for lower back work, I think they work just as well with less stress on the CNS, but deadlifts are far better overall
do you find that your other back lifts suffer when you pull first?
Agree with you 100%, when I did deadlifts 1st my back grew but my rowing and pulldowns numbers didn't move. When I do pull ups and rows up front my back still grows but my deadlift doesn't move. Most guys who pull 600 usually weigh >225 and when you slap a 45 on thats basically a 270lb pull up, not too many people can do pulldowns with that weight nevermind pull ups