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?
I’d say placing them first, but you need to be careful, even in a well planned routine allowing for recovery weeks and the like, emptying the tank on deadlifts is probably going to hit all your other back movements hard, keeping your weight lower on those exercises. On the other hand deadlifting is building those same muscles so its really a moot point.
As far as which is harder I’d say probably deadlifting 600. Its going to take anyone alot of time and effort to deadlift 600, where as the 10 strict chins with a 45lb plate requires more of a genetic strength to bodyweight ratio freak, not that it wouldnt take alot of time and effort to build as well, but id say the deadlift is slightly more impressive. However, this is very tough because I imagine there are far fewer people that can do 10 strict chins with a 45 on them than people that can deadlift 600… but I could be mistaken… [/quote]
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