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    I agree. My deadlift is around 40% higher than my...

    I agree. My deadlift is around 40% higher than my squat, which it wouldn't be if deadlift was primarily a leg exercise. When I do deadlifts, I definitely feel my back has done more work than my legs.
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    I do three full body workouts per week and I do...

    I do three full body workouts per week and I do deadlifts on the second workout, which is when I don't do squats.
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    Unfortunately your opposite extreme attitude...

    Unfortunately your opposite extreme attitude isn't any better. The "suck it up" attitude is loathsome, but sadly common online especially on forums heavily populated with Americans. Shows a complete...
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    So you are effectively doing 6-8 warmup sets...

    So you are effectively doing 6-8 warmup sets before you start on the heavy lifting. That might be one part of the problem, you are pre-exhausting your muscles to the point where they can't perform...
  • I'd be interested to know how you manage to keep...

    I'd be interested to know how you manage to keep to a regular workout routine if you are on the move. In the UK, you can't just walk into a gym you are not a member of, pay, and start working out,...
  • If you don't start work until 3pm, why can't you...

    If you don't start work until 3pm, why can't you lift in the morning?
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    My thoughts, and I am only a beginner so my...

    My thoughts, and I am only a beginner so my thoughts are worth what you paid for them:

    1. You have a decent compound exercise selection in there. My program is full body 3x week and has a subset...
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    Well it must be true then, no-one has ever...

    Well it must be true then, no-one has ever over-exaggerated over the internet.

    People can say what they like, but if they make claims that would put them in the top fraction of a percent of the...
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    You mean like this: ...

    You mean like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykVsn78Gdm4&t=62s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K9VlUHpBO8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFSbH1a3TV4&t=43s...
  • Dumbell presses, reached failure much earlier than expected

    I was doing my usual workout yesterday evening/night which I have been doing for about a month now. I have worked up to a full body routine 3x/week, primarily compound movements. My goals are to...
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    Eating above maintenance means eating more...

    Eating above maintenance means eating more calories than your body is using. Building muscle involves adding mass to your frame, and the body can only add mass if you give it surplus material to...
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    Just finished my workout. Despite some small...

    Just finished my workout. Despite some small reidual fatigue in my legs I managed to make similar progress on my lifts as before, so the five mile walk in the morning had minimal impact on my evening...
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    I did a two hour walk this morning and intend to...

    I did a two hour walk this morning and intend to go to the gym late this evening, I'll let you know how I get on.
  • Thread: Deadlift DOMS

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    I always enjoy doing deadlifts, but they take a...

    I always enjoy doing deadlifts, but they take a lot out of me whenever I do them. Yesterday evening I did 3x6 with 100 kg and I felt like I had just done a 12 hour hike around the Cairngorms with a...
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    It it were me, I'd be inclined to do squats and...

    It it were me, I'd be inclined to do squats and deadlifts on different days. I would also be inclined to (initially at least) forget about arm isolation exercises and focus on compound movements. Do...
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    Deadlift: 3x6 Standing overhead press (barbell):...

    Deadlift: 3x6
    Standing overhead press (barbell): 3xAMRAP
    Leg press: 3xAMRAP
    Dumbell row: 3xAMRAP
    Plate loaded machine chest press: 3xAMRAP
    Chin-ups: 3xAMRAP

    AMRAP -> As Many Reps As Possible...
  • Try pulling your shoulders back and down during...

    Try pulling your shoulders back and down during the setup, and before you drive the bar off the floor, take a deep breath and hold and tense your abs as if you are bracing for a punch. That should...
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    21C isn't hot weather even by UK standards. That...

    21C isn't hot weather even by UK standards. That is an average daytime high for where I live in the SE, I did a workout yesterday when it was 26C in my house (thankfully my gym is air conditioned...
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    If you are training to increase your bench, what...

    If you are training to increase your bench, what exercises are you doing outside bench pressing to train your chest and triceps?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAy8O58uqoY
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    Thanks, I'll try that next time. I just wanted to...

    Thanks, I'll try that next time. I just wanted to check it wasn't my technique going wayward.
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