I am just trying to increase the weight on my pathetic ‘standard’ deadlift. Let alone using variations with the exercise!
That’s how you improve your “standard” DL. By cycling the variations and using them to hit your weak areas. Plus it keeps you from getting bored out of your freakin mind.
What? Oh, so I better stop increasing weight every month and just do variations. I wouldn’t want another 140lb increase in 5 months by just upping the weight.
Damn, you will add another 1008 pounds in 3 years with your technique!