Im doing a westside type program and want to deadlift more than is typical. Im not sure why they dont deadlift much, whether it is because it is really hard on the body to recover from or that they figure squats and all the assistance also work the deadlift.
But I want to include more deadlifts on both ME and DE days. I do notice though that if I max out on a deadlift im a lot more trashed than if I max out on a squat.
So, in your opinion would it be ok to not really push a max each time I deadlift, but instead warm-up to around 90% 1rm and perform a couple singles? Or would something like a 3rm be a better bet?
Todays would be something like this:
ME Deadlift standing on 1-2 45’s (either 1rm, 3rm, or mutliple singles)
Goodmorning 5x5 or 4x8
Band leg curl 4x10
Face pull 4x15
Abs 3x10 (straigh leg spread eagle situps)