Hi guys, this is my first post in this forum so please go easy.
I train as a bodybuilder but include the major strength lifts.
My problem is with my deadlift. I am having problems reducing the reps and upping the weight. I want to go down to 4-6 reps on my last set but end up doing 12 reps.
My max set at the moment is 180 Kg for 12, the first rep feels like a 1 rep max but I can do 12 reps with it just tapping down for each rep.
You would probably say simple just add more weight and you will only be able to do 4-6 reps but it is that initial pull that I have problems with.
It might just be fear of going heavier and I am psychologically stuck at 4 plates a side but that first rep seams like the one I am going to injure myself on as I have had a few lower back problems in the past and I end up pulling with more back and not using my legs enough.
What sort of reps/sets do you guys do for deadlifts? I normally just do 1 plate eachs side for 20 warm up, 2 a side for 10, 3 a side for 8, then max out at 4 a side for 12 (want to work at 4-6 for last set)
Any thoughts will be much appreciated, Thanks.