Personally if it was me and I acquired a injury from deadlifting then I would back off on the deadlift atleast everything else as long as I was feeling up to it I would be right back to where I was. Honestly from past experiences it takes more than a week or two to loose significant strength. It appears to me you don’t lose strength in a few weeks time as much as you just lost the movement pattern.
Also don’t stress to much about the deadlift I know you think its a bad ass movement and all and “has to be” exercise but honestly my best number’s in deadlift (which aren’t great mind you) have come from reducing my pulling to once every 2-3 weeks and even then I hardly ever pull over 80% really focusing on speed off the floor and form (espeacially glute and Hips). This break could have been a good thing a injury always such but some times it can be blessing in disquise. So don’t freak out just get back to what feels comfortable with your other lifts and take your deadlift alittle slower. As said hammering your squat will bring up your deadlift all the same so there’s nothing wrong with missinga deadlift day or two.[/quote]
Reed, since you brought it up, I actually had a question about this.
I always find that after I deadlift, my lower back (and body in general) is just beat to hell. Since I lift to be better at a sport, and not specifically for a better deadlift, do you think it’d be a good idea to leave it out?
For the record this is how my training is set up:
Bench 5/3/1 (chins bt sets)
Press 5/3/1 (chins bt sets)
I was considering replacing the deadlift with another Hamstring assistance exercise