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Very small increments for deadlifts?

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2004/01/18 01:29:50 (permalink)

Very small increments for deadlifts?

I have progressed very slowly with conventional deadlifts and would like to know what increment people usually increase their deadlift by each week??

A good example of my training is lifting 2 sets of 8 reps at 115kg last week with no straps and good form. Today I added 5 KG and everything went wrong. Grip went and back rounded. Terrible form and I didn't manage a set of more than 3 or 4 reps. 5 kg felt like a big difference.

I am thinking maybe it is just that in my case a 2.5kg increment each week is enough. Or even every 2 weeks, for some reason deads just seem to be soooo gradual. It has taken me months to add 20KG to my deadlift.
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    DerMalePhonkMann
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    RE: Very small increments for deadlifts? 2004/01/18 01:36:41 (permalink)
    Usually just 2.5kg.
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    RE: Very small increments for deadlifts? 2004/01/18 02:55:15 (permalink)
    Franco78:

    I shoot for 1.25 pounds per week, but I've been deadlifting for about 20 years.
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    RE: Very small increments for deadlifts? 2004/01/18 03:46:43 (permalink)
    First off i think 8 rep sets are too many reps for deadlifts, especially week after week. Its hard to maintain good form with that many reps.
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    Roger Mellie
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    RE: Very small increments for deadlifts? 2004/01/18 15:09:59 (permalink)
    Thanks guys. I'll drop my increments to 2.5kg. I guess someone put it into my head that 8 reps were the right amount, although I do 10 reps for squats. The reason I haven't looked at the 5x5 routine is it would be difficult to get someone to spot me for that many sets.
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    RE: Very small increments for deadlifts? 2004/01/19 03:27:27 (permalink)
    Keep in mind, on 3x8 or 2x8 routines you will not gain all that much strength quickly.
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