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Str8 Leg Deads and Good Mornings

I do my straight leg deadlifts w/ ROM so that at the bottom of the movement, the bar is just below my knees. I believe these are called “Russian Deadlifts” or something like that. It ends up being a whole lot like a good morning. Dave Tate, in a T-mag article on squatting, said that your good morning should be at least 60% of your squat. Does anyone know how close the correlation between a straight leg dead and a good morning is in weight used? Just wondering. And what is considered a pretty strong straight leg dead, I weigh 163 and use 275 for my work sets (usually around 10 reps). THanks folks.

Charles Staley recommends doing straight leg deads with that ROM and says the weight should be near good morning weight.