Overtrained in the deadlift?

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  1. JeremyD

    JeremyD New Member

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    So, we'd all agree that the deadlift is fairly taxing on the CNS? And that when in calorie defecit, we are further stressing the CNS? And that at some point, we may feel we've over trained this lift?

    This is where I'm at right now. I'm not putting more pounds on the bar every week. At this point, I'm struggling to hit the same numbers as 2 weeks prior. But, I just can't give up my love for the deadlift, so I keep pushing it. After yesterday's session, I feel my body is telling me to call it quits.

    So, how does this plan sound. I will substitute heavy db rows, t-bar rows, seated rows, and chest supported rows on my deadlift days for one week. The next week, try some lighter deadlifts for volume work with a variation (say maybe different grip, or sumo, or off a platform, etc, just to mix it up). Then on friday work up to some heavy triples and doubles in the conventional dl and see how I feel.

    I just don't want to take a full on deload week as I'm still progressing in the majority of my lifts.
     
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    Few questions:

    Are you in a caloric deficit or were you just stating that it happens when you are?
    How many times a week are you deadlifting?
    Are your other lifts stagnant or is it just deadlift?
    What was the signal from your body saying "quit it, fucker"?
     
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    Refeed on or before deadlift days, usually does it for me.
     
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    Ehh, I wouldn't go all crazy with CNS and caloric deficit comparisons...seems like the guys who are great at the deadlift just train it hard and simple and don't overthink things. If it hurts, take a week off (of heavy conv. pulling), do accessory work, then the next few weeks switch up your rep schemes, pull from a deficit. Then go back to conventional stuff a little while after and see where you're at.
     
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    try subbing in some box squats. those are good for helping out the deadlift IIRC
     
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    im assuming the use of drugs also plays a role
     
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    american lifters do use drugs?
     
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    Yeah, in the last 4 weeks I've transitioned down from 3500-4000 cal/day to now a meager 2200.

    I deadlift high volume on monday, heavy on friday, and do accessory (rows) on weds.

    The deadlift is the only one thats been giving me trouble.

    Heh, the fact that 365 lb warm ups felt VERY heavy to me:hs: I grinded them out anyway, but fuck, very painful. These should be light as hell.
     
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    My carb refeed day does happen to fall on my heavy dl day which helps I suppose.
     
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    I'm box squatting heavy every other week.
     
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    Which is kinda why I don't want to drop them out.

    At this point, I think my body just needs a little time off from them.
     
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    Thats my plan for now.
     
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    dude i couldnt imagine deadlifting 2-3 times a week that shit kills me :eek4:
     
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