That if you can do both in one session your not trying hard enough in the first one!
I started out training at the end of June. First time seriously hitting the weights, mainly to lose weight. So far i've dropped close to 85lbs (from 334 to 251 now) still around 28-30%bf however.
I've been managing recently to do Squats and Deads in the same session, my squat is around 295lbs (135kg) for a 5-6RM and my deadlift is a 352lb (160kg) 1RM or 320lb (145kg) 5RM.
Most of my progress has come by using a full-body weights routine, started off with 3x10 and 3x5 for heavy days. Now switched properly to 5x5, with the odd 3x10 day thrown in.
Today I opened up with Squats, as I have done for many many workouts, decided to go with what I now know is my 6RM for squat, 295lb and go for the 25 reps (using 5x5). Now with 3x10 or 3x5 I could easily go and deadlift a weight suitable to the amount of reps I was doing (so about 115kg for 10 or 145 for 5's), almost straight after (I do my dips in between now).
Today I could barely lift the 1st warm up weight for 5! I managed two reps at 110 (75% warm up) before I realised there was no way i'd be doing anything constructive.
So I guess today was a lesson learnt. Rotate Squats and Deadlifts.Does that ring true for most people? My initial thought is open up with Squats or Deads alternate workouts.
How many sets should I be looking at for Deadlifts, still 5x5 @ 5-6RM? I've seen some articles saying to warm up, then 1 set of 5 at work weight then done with DL's. Any reasoning, or just BS?