That is an interesting point about deadlifting. How often do most cycle them.
I?ve become addicted to them and would hate to give them up for even a few weeks, but if it leads to greater strength increases then it makes sense.
I presume changing the rep pattern and doing variations (sumo) isn?t enough.[/quote]
im addicted to deads as well.
most people cycle deads just like all other exercises (it’s mainly elite powerlifters who tend to dead less; for sport-specific reasons, i might add).
if you gave up all intense and voluminous exercises for the posterior chain for a little while im sure you would find more strength gains (deconditioning works almost anywhere, anyhow; think of deconditioning also as a means of de-adaptation).
try different grip widths and hip heights and platforms and racks and concentric speeds (explosiveness) when deadlifting and you’ll find more variation than you want.
as far as cns burnout goes: where there are advocates, there are also adversaries. i personally dont believe what deadlift adversaries say (i was just giving an example).