Even beginners (and I mean first few sessions) should get above 200 for deadlifts, with the correct form of course.
If someone isn’t comfortable pulling from the floor they should focus on form to get piece of mind they aren’t going to fuck themselves up before pushing too hard. It seems like a better idea for someone to go too lite the first few weeks being conservative, then go too heavy, hurt themselves and never deadlift again.
Everyone starts somewhere, and not everyone starts at 200lbs on a deadlift. You can’t just say that shit to people. That is how they hurt themselves.
Well, even though, I never implicitly said that, you are right, because I generalized the population of people… When I say first few sessions, I would assume that span to be from around a half a month to a month (unless he’s crazy and wants to do deadlifts as often as arms and chest), which I doubt… but still, I never mentioned the span
In essence your right, I simply assumed that he would train it routinely in a way I would typically train it…
Why is it crazy to deadlift as often as doing chest/arm training? [/quote]
Exactly. Unless the guy is doing chest/arm training like every other small fucker I know (daily), he’d be fine deadlifting multiple times a week. I train with deadlifts AT LEAST as often as chest and arm training. I deadlifted 4x/week when I first started weightlifting as a part of my total-body training and I flew up in deadlifting weight.
It wouldn’t do much now because I’d be shot CNS-wise (the stronger you are, the longer you need to recover), but I could do it back then for a while, and I’m sure the OP could do it, too (again, only for a while). It builds good motor learning and muscle memory, and let’s not forget the fuck-ton of muscle mass he’ll pack on. Coincidentally, I also seldom did arm training in the beginning.
OP, worrying about milk is just a small aspect of the bigger picture. You take care of the basics of nutrition and lifting, then you build off those things and refine accordingly. I followed this method and it led me to not drinking milk though I’m not saying that you should.
I first took care of the basics, which, at the start, were “I need 1.5g/lb bodyweight using healthy protein sources. Does milk help me reach this goal? If yes, proceed to use milk,” and it was a “yes” at first.
Then this eventually evolved into something more complicated, involving sodium, the insulin index, lactose, bloating, water retention effects, and all other kinds of things that made me decide against milk and replace it with something even more tuned to my needs. Basically, you need to not hammer out the details until you get a foundation plan.
And honestly, if milk helps you reach your macronutrient goals, then fine. It really is a good muscle-builder. But if you want to enter a bodybuilding contest, IMO, you better kiss it goodbye.