Is it a PR on deadlifts if I used straps?

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  1. geekierthanyou

    geekierthanyou Crews: DSLR, Brolie, Classic Car, Gun, Zombie, Pro

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    My grip simply cannot hold much past 225x10, so I got some straps for when I go above that. I did 275x10 yesterday with straps which is the most I've ever lifted, but is the use of straps cheating for a PR?
     
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    A pr is a pr.
     
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    why such high reps? are you just judging your PRs on reps of 10?
    you could prolly get like 315 X 3 instead judging by ur 10 rm

    what i am saying is i very rarely do 10 reps on DL
     
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    I guess I do 10 cuz I always do 10 lol... didn't ever think about doing less?
     
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    go heavy and stay under 7 reps (besides warm up set)
     
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    Use chalk and a mixed grip. Doing that alone added maybe 75lbs to my deadlift.
     
  7. geekierthanyou

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    I have used a mixed grip before because I saw GTLifter doing that on one of his vids and that did help a lot.
     
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    Dont tell him what to do.
    TS what is your goal? Strength training or Hypertrophy?
     
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    still a PR
     
  10. Frank Dux

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    My goal is hypertrophy (build muscle) and I do 3-4 sets of deadlifts at the end of my back workout for 10 or 8 reps.
     
  11. NUDES

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    personally even with a hypertrophy goal i still wouldn't do high rep deads all that much. maybe sets of 6. although when i did 500x11 w/ no bounce that was the most sore deads had ever made me the next day.. but being sore does not necessarily mean you're gaining muscle.
     
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    Do you re-grip on every rep?
     
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    IMO, if you have to use straps for 225x10 you're not working on your grip enough. You should not have a hard time holding that.
     
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    ok but isnt doing high rep DLs just kinda risky? especially if you are PRing? Its such a bigtime lift that at 10 reps your form may be slacking and youre more likely to injur yourself. just looking out for the TS...
     
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    No. Do 20 reps. Do 2 reps. It doesn't make a difference as long as you can keep your form.
     
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    alot harder to keep form in deadlifts as reps go up. i never go above 3 now
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    You can say that about EVERY SINGLE EXERCISE. If he can keep form there is no reason not to do it.
     
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    sure. ill just keep my dl's < or = 6
     
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    Thats fine. I did 405x10 on friday. And I KNOW my form is fine all the way through.
     
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    nice, pr?
     
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    the test is getting to you.. theres nothing "wrong" per say to do high rep deads but there's a reason you will find virtually no strength coach that advocates them. most bodybuilders don't do super high rep deads either that i've seen, but i could be wrong.

    and yeah form can break down on anything bro, but it's obviously more prone to break down and have more potential for injury than, say, breaking down on a tricep pushdown.

    like i said, nothing wrong with it, but i wouldn't do it consistently.. every now and then go for it, they'll make you hurt.. i speak from experience, i'm confident in saying i've done more high rep deads than anybody here, due to training for SM in the past.. any lower back injury i had always resulted from high rep deads.
     
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    its his warmup
     
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    shit.
     
  24. NUDES

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    :rofl: this is the problem with the intraweb. find stuff out on your own.. dont just stop doing it because i said i dont like them and theres really no S&C coach that recommends them.. if you love them and you have no issues keep on doing them.

    thats the thing with exercise, there is no governing "law" or fact. everyones different.. in MY experience i would stay away from consistent high rep (10+) deads. i didn't figure that out by reading, i figured it out because i kept getting lower back tweaks (one was bad enough that i had to take off work/school for a week) and i finally narrowed it down to the high rep deads.
     
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    Except most people will tend to push it past the point where form begins to deteriorate. Not to mention that the majority don't have decent deadlift technique to begin with.
     
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