Interesting respond from every body.
But I’m a 400/300/500 guy, and more pertinent to the bodybuilding form, am not close to as lean as I was on the DC, yet happier with my training and bigger and stronger.[/quote]
Good lifts man. Do you remenber what was your lift when you were doing a traditionnal bodypart split?[/quote]
I didn’t squat and DL then because “everybody knows squating is bad for your knees and DL will break your back”.
I really really really really wish I would have not “KNOWN” that, I’d be way way bigger now.
I gained so much density to my muscle when I started DL on the reg, and LATs, I lifted every Lat exercise for all the weight in the entire gym some years 3 days a week with miniscule visible results compared to what DL did to my wings in the first in 3 months.
My bench was stuck at 275 for years. I legged pressed alot but that’s not relavent for comparisons as every leg press machine is different.
I don’t remember what I rowed or curled or dumb belled, I do remember that I used to be able to rep the whole stack on v-grip pull downs at Oregon in their rec center, I wana say that was 22 flat plates ish? But, what does that even mean? My lats popped for the first time when my deadlift got above 400, and I learned that way too late in life thanks to bad advice.[/quote]
Your bench is the same as me right now… I do squat, but no deadlift… Everytime I try it, a got severe low back pain( my form probably suck), and I can’t squat for week because of that pain.
Interesting that you were strong on lats movement, put no lats developpement. Maybe bad mind muscle connection, maybe you were using your arms too much?
Maybe, it was a long time ago now.
I had some lats, I’m overstating things a bit, for me DL are the best back exercise. I’ve done every row and I’ve done every different hammer strength machine, many of which are good, but nothing is like DL for me, its almost like a full body pump.
I wouldn’t DL if it caused bad kind of pain.
Injury can be worse for your training than a wife.