Deads are gonna hit primarily your lower back, glutes, hammies and some upper back. They might not hit your upper back as well as you might like, but I would still start with them.
I try to think of it like this: Do your exercises that you lift the most total weight on first.
For example: On your back day, if those are your three exercises the best order to do them in imo would be: deads, pullups, rows. This will still hit your upper back just as well as doing deads last, if not better[/quote]
I hear what your saying, however ive had the same problem with triceps. I coudnt feel the triceps working on the closed grip bench. so what i did was pushdowns, 15,12,10,8, in order to get my triceps pumped. then i would do skull crushers, followed by the closed grip bench. i was then able to feel the triceps working. Now i moved closed grip bench up to my second exercise. and eventually it will be my first exercise. [/quote]
Just because you don’t feel them doesn’t mean they’re not working. Or inversely, just because you feel them more doesn’t necessarily mean you’re working them better.
Also, we’re not talking about your triceps here are we? Your back is very different[/quote]
With all do respect man, im sure you know that strength is a function of the nervous system. if curtain muscle are fireing during a movment pattern. to me in order to recruit less dominant muscles into a patern, I believe that you have to have that mind muscle connection.