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2003/10/26 09:19:17 (permalink)

squats/deads & recovery

I'm on frankieNY's 5*5 programme and geting good results in the 6/7 weeks ive been on it. However, the one lift which Ive struggled to improve is the regular deadlift.
I squat and SLD on monday and regular deads on friday. I can now squat more than I can deadlift, something ive never come close to before. I'm pretty sure that its because I'm not recovering in time from monday to friday. As a solution my gym owner has advised deadlifting every two weeks and substituting some other lower back work instead on the non-deadlift day (he has good personal experience to draw on). Alternatively I have considered keeping workouts the same but spacing them over 10 days rather than 7.
Any comments/solutions appreciated!
I should add that I'm 37 and perhaps this is a factor in needing longer recovery times?
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    RE: squats/deads & recovery 2003/10/26 09:35:58 (permalink)
    good advice there imo. I would recommend good mornings as a way of hitting your back with reduced leg involvement. Is your diet and rest up to scratch, vital factors for recovery.
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    RE: squats/deads & recovery 2003/10/26 09:44:22 (permalink)
    Spreading your workouts is one alternative, personally i would do deads every two weeks and substitute for good mornings as said by Suggy.
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    RE: squats/deads & recovery 2003/10/26 13:31:01 (permalink)
    Rest and nutrition pretty good I think. I've given up on supplements except for a post workout shake and multi-vitamins. My general eating is good enough I feel. The advice about 'good mornings' is exactly what the gym owner had suggested! Must incorporate them this week. Are they trained heavy as in 5*5 style or not?
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    RE: squats/deads & recovery 2003/10/26 16:44:16 (permalink)
    the other option is to alternate deads one week squats the next, so they are never trained in the same week,,IMO i feel that doing heavy squats and deads (basically using the same muscles) is far to taxing,
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    RE: squats/deads & recovery 2003/10/26 19:56:07 (permalink)
    Totally agree with scruffy. I dont work heavy back squats and deadlifts in the same week. If im deadlifting heavy i do front squats that week because it is pretty much all quads. Backsquats and Deadlifts work too many of the same muscles like scruffy said and you can handle so much weight its hard to recover fully from both movements in the same week.
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    RE: squats/deads & recovery 2003/10/27 03:46:22 (permalink)
    Like Dano I go with the front squats too so my back and hams are fresh for DL's. Alternating squat/DL each week is a great idea too, I just see such good gains from DL's I hate to have a back workout without them.
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