I have a question, can I use deads as the only exercise for the leg mass?
During the deads the legs are bent and they do start the lift.
Yes, range of motion is 1/3 which is not very good. Howeever I wonder if the muscle needs to work through the full ROM at all to see the growth. After all sprinters have large quads and the sprinting is using only about 1/3 of the legs ROM!
After all, you dont need full ROM for traps/forearms/abs/lower back - so why should the quads be different?
Sure the results might not be as good as the squat, but I am trying to go on a super super abriviated program and focus on the most important lifts.
I was thinking would 10-20+ sets of heavy deads (315-450ish) be good for quad mass?
I really dislike the squat because of its techniqality and my body proportions/neurological factors.
I can dead 470 - raw. I cant squat more than 330ish. I figure that 400s of pounds for 1/3 (of squat ROM) would be alright - especially if I add volume.
I am trying to see what a super abbriviated program can do
(I want to see what happens if I do deadlifts and db benches only)
So if I lift a total workload of 10,000 pounds for the deadlift in a workout, will it be alright for my legs?
Thank you very much.
Squat is way overrated. Deadlift beats the squat hands down.