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Squats and DL, What First?


#1

What should i do first in my workout Dead Lifts or Squats?

Thanks


#2

Squat first. There might be a reason to DL first but I can't think of any good one. The squat AND dl are limited by the back not the legs. Some BBers do hams first before quads, not a bad idea if your hams are weak, but the DL is not all hams.

Squat then DL. Very few actually do them in the same workout BTW. I do becuase I have to in a meet.

jmo
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#3

For me there is some sort of priming effect. After one or two sets of heavy deadlifts and a fifteen minute rest, I can squat more weight than I normally can. It doesn't work the other way around though.


#4

It is the opposite for me. If I squat first, it tightens up my abs and I deadlift better. My warmup for a max dead would be to squat a few sets.


#5

I squat first. Though I prefer front squats to back squats if I'm doing both squats and deads in the same workout.


#6

If you have to do both in one workout, start with the one you feel technically more difficult and/or need higher concentration.

It is difference from one person to another. Some find squat easier to DL, some find the other way.

Geek boy