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2008/05/11 13:26:11 (permalink)

Singles for Deadlift

Normally i was doing 3x6 for deads, but most of the time ended up as 5x3 as i preferred to go heavier, and keep form better.

Now recently i have started doing 5x1...just doing singles with the max weight i can.

This has been good as 1. it means my form stays perfect 2. my grip doesnt cause me a problem like it does with multiple reps, and 3. the weight has shot up

What im wondering is, is there any benefit in doing singles? My aim is hypertrophy, but i always thought of the deadlift as more of a strength lift, to increase your strength, rather then doing 8-10 reps like you would for other exercises to induce growth.

So really should i stick with singles or is is it better to go back to 3x6 for hypertrophy?
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    fun meter
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    RE: Singles for Deadlift 2008/05/11 13:52:50 (permalink)
    I cant answer about what is best and benefits. But if your form goes off a bit when doing 5 or 6 reps a set, you should do each rep as a single (almost). Set up, lift, lower weight back down, and then take a few seconds to reset grip and stance, then lift again.
    This works well for me, allows me to keep my form good. Essentially, this is how you should do it anyway, as the weight should be 'dead' before you lift.
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    RE: Singles for Deadlift 2008/05/11 15:25:35 (permalink)
    It's up to you. If you feel that heavy singles are benefitting you, then by all means do them

    Another option is to mix it up a bit, with some sets of 5 or 6 with a lighter weight to begin with, building up to a couple of heavy triples, doubles or singles

    It might take a few sessions to get the workload right though
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    RE: Singles for Deadlift 2008/05/11 21:46:51 (permalink)
    maybe do more sets

    for example instead of 5 x 3 do 10 x 1

    I've never done this but just a thought.
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    RE: Singles for Deadlift 2008/05/12 14:04:04 (permalink)
    I've always prefered low reps for deadlift, typically 8x3. Singles are worthwhile, just don't run them week in, week out.

      




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    RE: Singles for Deadlift 2008/05/12 14:13:29 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies guys, ill mix it up a bit, maybe 1 week do 6 reps, next week 3's, and then following week singles, see how it goes
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