Background: when I started lifting (some years ago), I had back pain with squats and DLs (among other causes, I used to hyperextend my back grossly, in order to keep the arch).
I started DLing about one year ago, very light: 90 lbs, and then slowly up.
Now I got 275@150 (1RM ~ 285).
I want to get more serious with my training, and get to a 330 DL ASAP.
Now, the question:
What is considered "high volume"/"high frequency"?
I'm now DLing twice a week, going through the following workouts: (A&B 1 week, C&A the next, B&C the next and so forth)
A: 15 reps @ 70-85% 1/week (sets of 3-5 reps)
B: 25 reps @ 85%+ (SLDL, sets of 7+ reps, done to below the knee)
C: 10 reps @ 85%+, heavy day, about 2" bigger disks, sets of 2-5 reps
As assistance, I do some light back flexion work (controlled ROM; I don't go into end range flexion).
Does it "seem" excessive? (I ask because I read that DLs are very draining)
Any other suggestions?