Up until the past year or so I did not deadlift and all of my back work came in the form of bodybuilding style workouts. I’d do pull-ups, various rows, pull-downs, reverse fly’s, etc. I always made sure to do more pulling exercises/reps than pressing exercises/reps.
I’ve always emphasized my back over my chest and delts so I didn’t fall into the trap of only training the beach muscles. Now I train deadlifts twice per week and supplement with power cleans or high pulls. So here’s my question: How much back work do YOU do?
Is deadlifting enough? Does it count at all (in terms of training for balance and symmetry)?
I’m just trying to find a new balance in my programming. Deadlifting takes up a good chunk of time on my back or pulling day and I find that I don’t have a lot of energy left for much afterwards.
I’m not looking for program advice or anything; this is simply an information gathering thread.
Edit/Addition: How many exercises, total sets or reps do you do? Do you follow a ratio of pulling to pushing (i.e. 2:1, 3:2, etc)? And most importantly, how is it working for you?