I'm probably going to get my head bitten off for asking this but, as a bodybuilder, why do deadliifts for building up size?
I've heard it said so many times that deadlifts build up your body overall (e.g. legs/back/traps etc)...but why do an exercise that isn't precise and doesn't directly target a specific muscle group? I understand that compound movements and core strength is good for BBing, but there are other movements that do this and make more progress.
If you want to build legs, you do squats/leg press etc, if you want to hit traps, you do shrugs etc...so why only go half way with their development by doing deadlifts?
Don't get me wrong, I have started doing them a few months ago again (just for the hell of it LOL), but I'm having dificulty seeing the superiority of them over more direct movements (e.g. pullups/shrugs/squats etc). When I stopped doing the deadlifts in the past - nothing bad happened...